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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.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
LAS VEGAS — Sony is waterproofing its latest all-in-one Sports MP3 player, broadening the device’s addressable market beyond health-and-fitness enthusiasts to include swimmers and other water sports enthusiasts.
The 4GB MP3 player, shipping in March at a tentative everyday $99, integrates controls and memory into the left and right in-ear ear buds, which are connected by a flexible wire-like headband that wraps around the back of the head and goes over top the ears.
Las Vegas – Sony is reentering the market for dedicated Bluetooth speakers after an absence of several years with four AC/DC models shipping in March and priced from an everyday $79 to $299. The top two at $199 and $299 stream the AAC and apt-X codecs over Bluetooth.
Culver City, Calif. – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched Tuesday a virtual e-wrap for UltraViolet movies and TV shows given as gifts.
Ready for the holidays, the Movie eWrap service will be available at the Sony Pictures Gift Store (www.sonypicturesgiftstore.com) to allow shoppers to purchase and gift any of the nearly 500 UltraViolet digital movies available in the Sony Pictures Store.
Foster City, Calif. – Sony sold more than 525,000 PlayStation3 consoles in the United States during the week of Black Friday, topping previously reported sales of Nintendo’s new Wii U, but short of the 750,000 units that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 sold in the period.
Los Angeles – Sony Electronics formally took “4K Ultra High Definition” to the next level Thursday by introducing the first 4K playback device supporting its newly released 84-inch LCD TV.
The new 4K Ultra HD Video Player is a hard-disk server that connects easily to Sony’s matching XBR-84X900 84-inch LED LCD TV, allowing consumers to view 4K resolution movies and short-form 4K videos.
Foster City, Calif. — Sony released cumulative sales numbers for the PlayStation3 console, showing 70 million units worldwide as of Nov. 4.
The milestone comes less than six years after the platform’s launch in 2006.
Sony is catching up to chief rival Microsoft, which recently announced the same number of sales for the Xbox 360.
Nintendo leads the pack, with sales of an estimated 96 million Wii consoles since 2006.
Foster City, Calif. - Sony announced Friday several PlayStation Vita newly redesigned PlayStation3 (PS3) bundles for Black Friday.
With the Ultimate PS3 Value Bundle, the PS3 is now available for $199.99 – breaking the $200 threshold – at leading retailers until inventory is sold out.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Hot on the heels of the retail launch event for LG’s first 84-inch Ultra High-Definition LCD TV, Sony and West Coast retailer Video and Audio Center (VAC) are teaming up to launch Sony’s 84-inch “4K Ultra High-Definition” set at an event that starts Thursday at 5 p.m. PCT, here.