San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
New York -- Sony today began taking preorders for the latest addition to its flagship X headphones line.
The X05 on-ear model features 40mm drivers and neodymium magnets to produce a frequency response of 4 to 24 kHz.
Pressure-relieving urethane foam earpads and a tightly sealed acoustic design offe passive noise cancellation and improved extended bass, the company said.
Barcelona, Spain – Sony Mobile Communications plans a second-quarter global launch of what it called the industry’s slimmest, lightest 10.1-inch tablet, the water-resistant Xperia Tablet Z.
Although Wi-Fi and 4G LTE versions of the tablet are planned, the company said the U.S. market would get the Wi-Fi version, which will be available in black and priced at $499 for the 16GB version and $599 for the 32GB version.
San Diego – Sony introduced in the U.S. Monday three Cyber-shot point-and-shoot cameras using advanced image-sensor technology, and new additions to the Alpha DSLR and NEX mirrorless compact system camera family.
New York — After much speculation, Sony Computer Entertainment launched the PlayStation 4 next-generation gaming console at a gala event in the Hammerstein Ballroom, here, Wednesday night.
Despite the live globally linked event, Sony was surprisingly sketchy on the details for the new system, saying it wasn’t just another console but rather a device that will bring game play out of the living room to wherever the player happens to be.
Tokyo – Sony Electronics reported higher net sales, an operating profit and lower net loss in its fiscal third quarter, but TV and video game sales were still down.
Sales were 1,948 billion yen ($22.4 billion) in its quarter, ended Dec. 31, 2012, an increase of 6.9 percent year on year, but sales decreased significantly primarily in the home entertainment and sound segment, resulting from a decrease in LCD television unit sales, and in the game segment.
New York – Sony announced today it has sold its iconic building located here at 550 Madison Avenue as part of a move to shore up its flagging bottom line.
The building is being snatched up in a $1.1 billion deal with a consortium led by The Chetrit Group, a New York-based commercial real estate firm. The deal is expected to close in March and Sony said it will realize a net gain of about $685 million after debts on the building are paid off.
The lease allows Sony to retain offices in the building for up to 36 months.
Las Vegas – Sony turned up at International CES with a new flagship smartphone that boasts the company’s fastest CPU, biggest screen, highest quality camera capabilities, and thinnest chassis to date.
LAS VEGAS — Sony Corporation president/CEO Kaz Hirai and Phil Molyneux, president/COO of Sony Electronics, discussed the importance of 4K, the current state of the company and the industry, and unilateral pricing policies (UPP) for 2013 during an informal press reception after its press conference on Monday evening.
Hirai said that when he took on his new role and stated that mobile, imaging and gaming would be key categories for Sony as it rebuilds, he did not mean the company was downplaying TVs.
LAS VEGAS — Sony is unveiling five new compact digital cameras at International CES 2013, all of which place a strong emphasis on value and affordability.
All models are scheduled to ship to dealers in January.
The latest entry level Cyber-shot is the W170, which will carry a $99 suggested retail. It features a 16.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD and Steady Shot.
LAS VEGAS — Sony is expanding its selection of CD receivers that use USB-connected iPhones and Bluetooth-connected Android phones as touchscreen remotes and supplementary head-unit displays that can be mounted on top of a dashboard via suction cup.
The technology, called App Remote, also expands head-unit control of a connected smartphone’s music-playback functions and enables head units to launch smartphone apps of any type.