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Sony unveils tablet to compete with Apple offerings

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Another lawsuit for Apple? Or are they smarter?

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Later this year, meaning 7, 8 months ahead? By that time, Apple would have released Iphone5 and Ipad3 would be making the news. Not a smart strategy by Sony.

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If Sony uses their stupid proprietary music format like they have on so many of their mp3 players, I'm outta here!

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Do you also get the feeling that this product is already a failure before Sony launches it? I don't want to bash Sony, if only because I want them to keep on producing Playstations for a long time, but their strategies need to be rethought from scratch. Proprietary formats and inflexible IP protection schemes are strangling any advantages they get through hardware innovations, which leaves them playing catch-up with other electronics companies who don't have such a handicap.

Plus, if one looks back 10 years from now, this period of time might possibly be the beginning of the end for the company. Think about it: Japan's pre-existing economic problems, exacerbated by the disasters, their electronics divisions slowly being eaten by better competition, and now a profit center (PSN) is being threatened along with the hardware PS3.

Remember Atari. Remember Sega.

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“We offer what is uniquely Sony,”

Errr... that may not fly over so well today. Anyway, too little, too late. They'll release this while Apple is working on the next generation iPad and releasing iPhone 5 (or thereabouts).

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“We offer what is uniquely Sony,”

And if you even think of trying other formats, your disappointment will be uniquely Sony.

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Also, my guess is that Android 4.0 will be in the works as well. Outdated from the start.

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Does it have the personal identity theft app? That's the one I'm waiting for...

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Japan copies and makes smaller, thats the Japanese thing. What have they invented- nothing. Sony will have to copy the market leaders as usual

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Heh, 5cents. There's an app for waiting for that app.

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"We offer what is uniquely Sony,”

Sony has resources and skillful engineers to offer sophisticated and affluent customers.

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