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Sony Electronics’ Randy Waynick (left) and Stan Glasgow said its specially designed Bravia LCD line will not be exclusive to Wal-Mart, and the company is bullish on set-top Blu-ray sales for 2007.

Sharp’s U.S. executive team in New York. From left: Judah Zeigler, Mike Troetti, Bob Scaglione and Tony Favia revealed Sharp is kicking off one of its largest summer and fall advertising campaigns in an effort to reclaim lost market share in LCD TV.

Philips’ Stewart Muller and one of the new Ambilight TVs.

Some Wal-Mart stores have added a self-service, three-step guide directly below the HD displays, intended to walk consumers through the purchase and installation process.

The Wi-Fi-equipped Archos 605 (above) and 705 will give consumers four ways to get content: streaming from a PC, surfing the Web, downloading from the Web and recording from a TV.

The Philips SJM3151 iPod dock, $199, can be mated with any A/V system and features a two-way ZigBee RF remote with LCD screen that displays the iPod’s menu.

Best Buy will roll out 180 Mobile stores and in-store shops over the next nine months.

HP’s new Retail Store Assistant prototype is designed to let customer’s have access to product information.

Sony’s Christopher Fawcett presents the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Disc player, shipping now at a $499 expected street retail.

Altec’s first one-piece surround system, the 7031, uses Dolby Virtual speakers to generate all surround-sound channels from a single amplifier/speaker chassis.

Nokia also markets step-up phones in its fashion series through non-carrier channels and plans to offer the glass-and-stainless-steel Luna (pictured)on an unlocked basis later this summer at about $800.

The Bluetooth-enabled AA8F from Sungale offers 512MB of internal memory.

The two-unit MFC-9000 Series are the next generation of products stemming from Brother’s HL-4400 single-function printers that started shipping in April.

Aamp of America is entering the GPS vehicle-tracking market with the release of its Street Eagle VTS this month with a suggested retail of $425.

Eclipse is shipping the AVN2210p in-dash navigation unit that docks with a TomTom portable navigation device. The unit requires no external modules and offers Bluetooth, iPod capability and front-panel USB port at a suggested $849.

Philips last week offered its first look at a line of high-end fashion CE accessories designed with Swarovski, the Austrian crystal company, for women. Philips’ Swarovski-designed Lock In USB drive will retail for $179.

Crumpler held its second annual “Beer For Bags” sale last week in Manhattan. The company’s messenger, laptop and photo bags (“in last year’s colors” according to Crumpler USA GM Lindsay Cousley) were offered in exchange for specific varieties and quantiti


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