San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
San Diego — Sony introduced Wednesday the Cyber-shot HX50 compact point-and-shoot camera featuring a 30x optical zoom range and advanced 20.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor.
Amherst, N.Y. – Sony Electronics business displays unit said Tuesday that Stampede Presentation Products was recently chosen to serve as a United States distributor of Sony LCD business projectors, professional flat panels, and digital signage product lines.
Sony Electronics marketing director Mark Bonifacio cited Stampede’s “comprehensive understanding of the rapidly growing and diversifying digital signage industry,” in making the selection.
San Diego — Sony Electronics is adding two new retail formats to its chain of 38 company stores.
The prototypes include a freestanding Sony Gallery pop-up shop, which features a highly curated selection of merchandise, and a new boutique concept that will carry the company’s top-of-the-line TVs, cameras, computers and audio products, along with support services.
Las Vegas — Sony Electronics used the NAB show here Sunday to formally issue pricing on its latest Bravia 4K Ultra HD sets, offering smaller screen sizes than its current 85-inch behemoth.
The sets, which were initially unveiled at International CES in January, include the 55-inch XBR-55X900A (carrying a $5,000 suggested retail) and 65-inch XBR-65X900A ($7,000).
Both will be available for order online and at select retail locations beginning April 21, Sony said.
Atlanta – Sony Mobile Communications is launching a 5-inch Android smartphone that offers many of the same features as the flagship Xperia Z unveiled at International CES.
But the new Xperia ZL is slightly thicker, lacks the Z’s water- and dust-resistance, and boasts a higher screen-size to front-panel ratio.
Waban, Mass. – Apple and Hewlett-Packard earned the top slots in a recent poll for producing the most functional, accessible and emotional computer products among U.S. consumers.
The study by Temkin Group Research, a customer experience and research firm, looked at 10 PC brands: Acer, Apple, Compaq, Dell, eMachines, HP, Lenovo, Sony and Toshiba.
San Diego — Sony’s official corporate blog revealed pricing on two series of 2013 Bravia HDTV models that start shipping this week through May.
The new core lineup, which was officially unveiled at 2013 International CES, includes two new LED LCD TV series and a number of new features in select models, including OneTouch screen mirroring that instantly shows content from phones and other nearfield communication (NFC)-enabled devices.
London — Sony Mobile Communications unveiled a pair of Android smartphones positioned below its recently unveiled Xperia Z flagship.
New York — Online movies service Popcornflix has been added to the Sony Entertainment Network, enabling users of Sony Bravia devices — including Bravia Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray Disc players — free access to the service’s movie library.
The companies said Sony customers can now watch more than 650 feature-length films at no charge with no subscription necessary.
New York – Sony Electronics U.S. president Phil Molyneux said the company is finalizing shop-front 4K Ultra HD sales executions for 2013, which will leverage a fourth-quarter native 4K download service coming this summer.
Molyneux, speaking at a press meeting in New York’s American Museum of Natural History, said that thus far Sony has been “very selective about who we have been partnering with” because “the story needs to be told very carefully to the consumer.”