Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AMD Opteron 64-Bit ARM-Based Developer Kits Now Available
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Coming On September 3
Google To Show Ratings to Search-Results Ads
Samsung And Apple See Their Smartphone Market Shares Plunging
Twitter Says Its User base Increased
Microsoft Details Windows Phone 8.1 Update, Brings Cortana To New Markets
Facebook to Shut Down Gifts Service
Netflix To Pay AT&T For Smooth Video Delivery
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > Sony pu...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, February 24, 2005
Sony pulls out of PDAs


Sony said on Wednesday that it would stop making personal digital assistants for Japan in July, completing its withdrawal from a market hit by multifunctional mobile phones and casting a shadow over the tools' growth potential.

The move was widely expected after the electronics and entertainment conglomerate said last year it would stop selling new handheld digital assistants outside Japan, striking a blow to PalmSource, whose software powers the devices.

A Sony representative said: "The PDA market is being encroached by mobile phones and other mobile devices that can offer similar functions, making it difficult for PDAs to maintain their position in the market."

As devices that largely specialize in organisiing schedules, PDAs have come under heavy pricing pressure, she added.

Sony was the largest PDA maker in the domestic market in 2003, with a 32.1 per cent share by unit shipments, followed by Sharp's 19.5 per cent and Casio's 16.4 per cent, according to research company Gartner.

The decision is the latest in a series of steps by Sony to focus resources on core businesses.

The company said in December it might quit the plasma television business and focus its efforts in the flat-screen TV market on liquid crystal display and rear-projection models, areas where it has a technological edge.

Sony said on its website that the PDA decision did not change the fact that it considered the mobile-terminal business one of its growth pillars.

Sony in December launched the PlayStation Portable handheld game console, which can also play movies and music, in Japan. The machine poses a serious threat to Nintendo, which had dominated the portable game market.


Previous
Next
Apple updates iPod mini        All News        Macrovision launches licensing program for worldwide patent family covering passive music CD technologies
Dell decides against building AMD-based computers     General Computing News      Macrovision launches licensing program for worldwide patent family covering passive music CD technologies

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Settles 2011 PSN Hacking Case
Sony Xperia Z3 Specs Leaked
Sony Invests in Image Sensor Production
Sony Failed To Pay Web Hosting Bills
New Sony Software Upgrade For Xperia T2 Ultra
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Comes Exclusively On The Verizon Wireless Network
Sony Launches The Xperia C3 For Selfies
Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops Due to Fire Hazards
VAIO Computers Return To The Japanese Market
Sony and Vue Entertainment To Offer First live 4K Streamings of FIFA World Cup Matches
Sony Pictures Television To Buy CSC Media Group
Sony Releases New Portable Gadgets

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .