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  1. Sony’s first tablet arrives mid-September in Canada

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    First announced in April as the Tablet S1, the S Honeycomb tablet features 9.4-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU processor, 1GB of RAM, and front and rear facing cameras. Sony will offer a 16GB and 32GB version for $500 and $600 respectively
  2. Sony's first tablet arrives mid-September in Canada

    Industry News
    Sony Canada this week announced that its first tablet computer, the Android-powered Sony Tablet S will be available in Canada in the middle of September. First announced in April as the Tablet S1, the S Honeycomb tablet features 9.4-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution...
  3. Sony updates its alpha digital SLR camera line-up

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Sony today announced two new models to its alpha digital SLR camera line-up, the SLT-A77 (α77) and SLT-A65 (α65). The new cameras are expected reach retail shelves in October. Features of the new cameras include: refinements in its translucent mirror technology which Sony claims makes these...
  4. Sony updates its alpha digital SLR camera line-up

    Industry News
    Sony today announced two new models to its alpha digital SLR camera line-up, the SLT-A77 (α77) and SLT-A65 (α65). The new cameras are expected reach retail shelves in October. Features of the new cameras include: refinements in its translucent mirror technology which Sony claims makes these...
  5. Sony to kill off Minidisc Walkman

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    We don't know what struck us more from this Japan Real Time report: the fact that Sony has decided to kill the Sony MiniDisc Walkman or the fact that the Sony MiniDisc Walkman was still alive? "The MD Walkman, a 1990s successor to the cassette version, is about to disappear from store shelves...
  6. Video download service CinemaNow comes to Canada in August

    Industry News
    CinemaNow, an internet video download service owned by Best Buy, has announced it will begin offering service in Canada sometime in August. The service which gives movies lovers the ability to rent or buy standard and high definition movies over the web will compete with similar services from...
  7. North American Playstation Network to be fully restored this week

    Industry News
    On its Playstation blog today, Sony announced its Playstation Network and Qriocity Music Unlimited service would be fully operational in Asia, Europe and the Americas by the end of this week. A date for complete restoration of the Playstation Network and the Music Unlimited service in Japan...
  8. Sony admits its working on PlayStation 4

    Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming
    Sony has confirmed that work on a "future platform" to follow the PS3 "is already under way". Sony's executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato made the revelation on a conference call to investors today. He was asked to explain increased research and development (R&D)...
  9. Sony data breach possible because of obsolete software

    Industry News
    On April 19th, hackers broke into Sony servers and stole the personal information of more than 100 million customers which some industry analysts are saying is the largest data theft ever. German magazine Computer Bild today has published a damning critique of Sony which highlights how Sony...
  10. Sony says PlayStation Network will be fully operational by May 31st

    Industry News
    A report by Bloomberg today is quoting Shigenori Yoshida, a Tokyo-based spokesman for Sony, as saying the PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services will be fully functional by May 31st. In a press conference on May 1st Sony said it would begin a phased restoration by region of...
  11. Sony admits hackers stole subscribers personal information

    Industry News
    After six days of near silence, Sony admitted today that its Playstation Online Network was the victim of hackers and that much and perhaps all of its account holders personal information had been stolen. On the Sony Playstation blog, the company admitted that between April 17th and April 19th...
  12. Sony Android tablets to launch in the fall

    Industry News
    Sony has announced that it plans to launch its first tablet computers, codenamed S1 and S2, in the fall of this year. The company did not disclose many details except to say the S1 would feature a single 9.4-inch display while the S2 would have two 5.5-inch displays which could be folded for...
  13. Sony to launch Android Tablets near end of 2011

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Sony has announced that it plans to launch two tablet computers running Google's Android operating system. The devices, codenamed S1 and S2, will go on sale towards the end of the year.
  14. Sony Delays Launch of 3D Camcorder Due to Parts Shortage

    Portable Electronics: Cameras/eBooks/iPods/GPS
    Sony is delaying the launch of its 3D Handycam video camera by roughly a month due to difficulty securing parts following the March 11 earthquake in Japan. The magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami halted factories and disrupted the distribution networks and supply chains on which...
  15. Worldwide PlayStation 3 sales reach 50 Million units

    Industry News
    From the time it went on sale in November of 2006 until the end of March this year, the Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) has sold over 50 million units according to an announcement released today by Sony Computer Entertainment. In addition, Sony said the PS3 now features a library of more than 2,100...
  16. New Sony A/V Receivers priced much higher in Canada

    Industry News
    Sony Canada today announced the addition of three new models to their A/V receiver line-up in Canada, the STR-DH520, STR-DH720, and STR-DN1020 receivers. Identical receivers were announced by Sony in the United States yesterday and the most surprising news was the sizable difference in pricing...
  17. Sony Homeshare devices (Wireless Audio) arrive in April

    Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    Sony Canada has announced its new wireless home audio system, called HomeShare will be arriving in Canada in April. First seen at CES 2011, the new products let users stream music wirelessly from a DLNA server or Sony Blu-ray player to a HomeShare wireless speaker or iPhone dock.
  18. Sony HomeShare Wireless Audio System coming in April

    Industry News
    Sony Canada has announced its new wireless home audio system, called HomeShare will be arriving in Canada in April. First seen at CES 2011, the new products let users stream music wirelessly from a DLNA server or Sony Blu-ray player to a HomeShare wireless speaker or iPhone dock. Include in...
  19. Sony launches Video on Demand by Qriocity in Canada

    Internet Television: Streaming (Netflix/Apple TV)
    Sony's Video on Demand (VOD) service, called "Video on Demand by Qriocity", is now available in Canada. "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity" started in Japan on January 26 and, in addition to Canada, is now available in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. To gain access to...
  20. Sony launches Qriocity in Canada

    Industry News
    Sony's Video on Demand (VOD) service, called "Video on Demand by Qriocity", is now available in Canada. The streaming service, Sony's attempt to challenge Apples itunes, will offer hundreds of films from several major studios including NBC Universal Television Distribution, Paramount Pictures...
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