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Sony revises downward earnings forecast for year amid slow economy

Sony Corp.Tokyo - Sony Corp revised downward its expected earnings for the current fiscal year by 38 per cent on a strengthening yen and slowing demand for consumer electronics amid a sluggish global economy, the company said Thursday.

The second-largest maker of consumer electronics in the world now expected a net profit of 150 billion yen (1.51 billion dollars) for the year ending March 31, down from an initial projection of 240 billion yen announced in July.

Last year, Tokyo-based Sony made a net profit of 369.44 billion yen.

Sony 80GB PS3 Offerings To Hit Japanese Market By Oct 30

Sony Computer Entertainment has made announcement about Sony 80GB PS3 Offerings To Hit Japanese Market By Oct 30the launching of a new bunch of 80 GB Playstation 3 with Dual Shock 3 wireless controllers in the Japanese market by October 30, 2008.

Available in three colors including ‘clear black’, ‘ceramic white’ and ‘satin silver’, the new 80GB PS3 system will be available at 39,980 yen including tax.

To turn this holiday season into a profitable business, the company also bundled up the Blu-ray disc version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III for PS3, which will cost around 4,980 yen including tax.

Sony 80GB PS3 Offerings To Hit Japanese Market By Oct 30

Sony Computer Entertainment has made announcement about the Sony 80GB PS3 Offerings To Hit Japanese Market By Oct 30launching of a new bunch of 80 GB Playstation 3 with Dual Shock 3 wireless controllers in the Japanese market by October 30, 2008.

Available in three colors including ‘clear black’, ‘ceramic white’ and ‘satin silver’, the new 80GB PS3 system will be available at 39,980 yen including tax.

To turn this holiday season into a profitable business, the company also bundled up the Blu-ray disc version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III for PS3, which will cost around 4,980 yen including tax.

E-book Reader range widened by Sony

With taking a step forward in technology, a new electronic book reader will E-book Reader range widened by Sony soon be introduced by Sony in U.S., which will add in the already existing range of the company’s E-book Reader. The new book reader comes with upgraded hardware and is expected to be available for sale in November. 

Sony’s VAIO Notebook Range Encounter Battery Problems

Sony will have to change the batteries of their own VAIO line of notebooks, as they are giving troubles to the users. Just two years before, the company had to recall 4.1 million laptop batteries which were placed in Dell, Apple and Lenovo notebooks due to the same reasons.

The company will have to change the batteries of the VGN-TZ100, VGN-TZ200, and VGN-TZ300 and VGN-TZ2000 series, due to “irregularly positioned wires near the computer's hinge and/or dislodged screw inside the hinge,” as there is a risk of the batteries getting overheat and also short-circuit thus also resulting in fire. The incident was experienced by a user of VAIO, when she got her arm injured while using her VAIO laptop.

Sony To Recall 4,38,000 Vaio Portable PCs

Japan's Sony Corp has made announcement that it’ll recall about 438,000 Vaio portable http://topnews.in/files/sony_vaio_notebook_0.jpg " alt="Sony To Recall 4,38,000 Vaio Portable PCs" title="Sony To Recall 4,38,000 Vaio Portable PCs" width="140" height="110" align="left" />PCs affected by a potential risk, which is expected to cause them to overheat or even blaze the consumer.

This is one of the biggest computer recalls since 2006, the earlier one being by Dell Inc, when it called up its 4.1 million notebook batteries, which by chance also heated up and caused fires.

A company’s representative said that there are presently around 72,800 PCs in US alone awaiting recall.

Sony’s Electronic Book Reader Gives A Glimpse Of Tomorrow's Publishing Market

Sony’s E-ink Reader, which has been priced at £199, has been decided to be sold at Waterstone in its 200 stores nationwide in two days.

This pocket sized and slim electronic device, which at present comes with only 200MB memory, could be expanded by 1000 in next few months. Presently the Sony Reader can store 160 average-sized books, with a 200GB hard drive. It can be however increased to 160,000.

This actually is equal to number of books the British Library adds to its collection every six months. Its battery presently in one charge can is more than enough to turn 6800 pages, and even it is being improved by the company.

Sony Bravia VPL-HW10 Full 1080p HD Projector Unveiled

Equipped with high quality cinematic experience, the full 1080p HD projector called VPL-HW10 has been introduced by Sony as its new Bravia range.

Some of the mind-blowing features of this new VPL-HW10 include triple-panel Sony SXRD (Silicon X-tal Reflective Display), 8-stage image processing, 2.5ms response time, All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens and 1.6x manual zoom. Additionally it has been equipped with Sony’s Advanced Iris 2 dynamic contrast adjustment technology that provides 30,000:1 contrast ratio.

Sony launches much awaited ‘Bravia Series’ in the Indian market

Sony launches much awaited ‘Bravia Series’ in the Indian marketSony India, a leading consumer electronics brand in the country, has finally launched its much-awaited Bravia series in the Indian market. The new series feature a built-in FM radio, powerful speakers with 3D woofers, high-definition picture quality and highly customizable 5-band graphic equalizer. According to the company, the Series T models are designed especially for the Indian market, after a consumer research undertaken last year. The series is available in three models at price ranges of Rs 17,900 to Rs 29,900.

Sony Introduces New Bravia Series

Now a days, LCD television range is increasing day by day. On Thursday, Sony India Sony Introduces New Bravia Series   launched a new ‘T’ series of Bravia LCD, which has powerful side speakers with high quality images for the Indian market.

A consumer research, which was undertaken last year, revealed that this series is perfectly meant for the Indian consumers and would be available in three exclusive models.

The Bravia T series would range between Rs 17,900 to Rs 29,900.

Sony Introduces Three New Walkman Phones

Sony has added three new phones to its existing Walkman series - W902, W595, W302, which are packed with some distinctive features to deliver a great listening experience to music lovers.

All three phones include Photo fix, Picture blogging, PictBridge printing, video recording, Walkman player, PlayNow, TrackID, FM radio, 3D games, Java, video viewing, and Bluetooth technology. Other features include USB support, speakerphone, predictive text input, sound recorder, wallpaper animation, navigation key, modem and synchronization.

These phones also support e-mail and Bluetooth Stereo functionalities. All the phones are GSM/GPRS/EDGE enabled, whereas the W902 and W595 handsets are UMTS/HSDPA 2100 compliant.

Sony Launches VAIO FW Notebook with world's first 16.4 inch display

Sony Launches VAIO FW Notebook with world's first 16.4 inch displayGood news for video lovers. Sony has launched its new 16.4 inch VAIO FW Notebook that enables you to view Blue-ray Disc HD in full 1080 resolution when connected to an HDTV.

The VAIO FW notebook comes with world's first 16.4 inch display, and this extra wide LCD is constructed with a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the standard used while shooting HD movies.

The premium model is powered by Intel Centrino 2, and features Sony's patented XBRITE-HiColour LCD technology for sharper picture.

Sony launches new 16.4 inch VAIO FW multi media note book

Sony launched its new 16.4 inch VAIO FW Notebook in the market. It will come in a premium and a standard model. The display of PC is well suited for Blu-ray Disc movies. It is provided with extra-wide LCD with 16:9 aspect ratios. The display provides razor-sharp details, bold colors and glare-free viewing. It is patented with XBRITE-HiColor LCD technology on select models.

VAIO FW Notebook is powered by Intel Centrino 2 technology. This technology is very much energy efficient and quick responsive. It is provided with some units of ultimate platform of window vista. The weight of the model is slightly more than six pounds.  

E3 2008: Sony launches new devices and games

Sony is doing its best to enhance its console games line after launch of Microsoft’s Xbox 360. It has launched 80 GB PS3 model, Ratchet and Clank Size Matters PSP Entertainment Pack and the Videogame PS2 Pack at E3 2008.

It has introduced upgraded 80 GB version of PS3. It has some added features of as compared to 40 GB model. The new version of PS3 has a Blu-ray player, HDMI output, an integrated Wi-Fi connection, Cell Broadband Engine apart from movies, photos and other entertainment content supporting features. It will retail for $399 (approx. Rs. 17,212) and will be available in September 2008. It supports over 140 exclusive and third-party games as well as PlayStation Network (PSN).

Sony Rereleases PS3 firmware update patch

Sony Rereleases PS3 firmware update patchGood news for the PlayStation fans. PS3 owners will now be able to download the much awaited PS3 firmware update patch version 2.41.

Earlier this week, the PS3 users were disappointed with the release of version 2.40, because it rendered a select few consoles, making it completely useless.

"The new 2.41 update will be available for download, which comprises of some ample upgrades to the next-gen consoles, including the new Trophy system and in-game Cross-Media Bar functionality," said Eric Lempel, PlayStation Network Director.

Sony to re-launch its PS3 2.40 by Wednesday

The Play Stations are an ultimate source of entertainment these days. The device lets you experience a whole new 3 dimensional world, and you almost tend to become a part of it.

Last Wednesday, Sony- a Japanese firm had launched its latest Play Station-2.41, but unfortunately, the company was forced to take it down from its servers after users complained that it had potentially console-wrecking problems.

It might have aired a wind of sadness among the gizmo freaks, but they don’t need to worry as the company is re-launching its firmware on Wednesday after making necessary amendments.

Life with Playstation application coming to PS3

Sony president Kaz Hirai unveiled a non-game service, which adds news and weather feeds to the playstation 3.

The service "Life with playstation" resembles the News and weather channels offerec on Nintendo's Wii. The primary version of the application is restricted to the present time only. But according to Kaz Hirai, the service will be modified over time to achieve other features including a system that can visually present stored photos and movies according to their recorded time and place.

Sony’s Ultra-Tiny HT-IS100 BRAVIA Micro Home Theater System To Hit Market In July

To woo customers, Sony has made announcement about the launching its new home theatre system named, HT-IS100 BRAVIA Theatre Micro System, which will hit the market by the coming month (July 2008).

The company said that its stylish system comes packed with five small speakers not more than the size of a golf ball.

Moreover, the newly launched audio and video system provides brilliant sound experience to enhance users’ home theatre experience.

The new system has three 1080p HDMI inputs having repeater functionality and supports eight uncompressed audio channels.

Sony Corporation Of America To Acquire Gracenote For $260 Mln

Sony Corporation of America (SCA) has made announcement about the SONYsigning of a merger agreement with a technology firm, Gracenote for approximately $260 million in addition to other contingent consideration.
 
The deal, subject to certain regulatory and other approvals, is expected to close by the end of the coming month (May 2008).

SCA senior vice president, software Tim Schaaff stated, “Sony sees tremendous growth potential in developing Gracenote as a separately run business unit, and by broadly embracing Gracenote's platforms, Sony expects to significantly enhance and accelerate its own digital content, service, and device initiatives.”
 

Sony Rolls Out New Bravia Home Theatre System ‘DAV-DZ370’ In India

Electronics company Sony has made announcement about the launching of Sony DAV-DZ370 Theater Systemits new Bravia theater system, named ‘DAV-DZ370,’ in the Indian market, which is specifically designed to match with Bravia LCD TVs.

The new DAV-DZ370 comes loaded with superb technology features that make audio as well as video experience more electrifying and delightful.

The new home entertainment system features Sony’s Digital Cinema Auto-Calibration technology, which is perfect solution to figure out the best settings for the room according to the position of the speakers.




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