Sony Eyeing the Tablet Market

By on May 17, 2010
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Sony is considering a tablet-PC though it is vary of consumer demand.

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According to a report from Bloomberg, Sony is mulling over entering the tablet-PC market, and has been for several years, but are still waiting for the market to prove there was sufficient demand for such a device. With the Apple iPad achieving phenomenal success, it has Sony leaning in with interest but it is still not convinced that a tablet-PC portfolio will be sustainable in the long run.

“We have been taking a deep look at developing a tablet for a number of years, not just because of Apple but because it creates some interesting opportunities,” Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony’s Information Technology Products unit, said in an interview this week in San Francisco.

“The iPad has created a new opportunity,” Abary continues, “now we can get a good judgment as to whether the market is truly accepting of it.” Sony is “not convinced there is a large enough market to justify bringing out a tablet,” he said.

Source: Bloomberg


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