Vaio Phone to offer SIM-free option in 'wide open' market

Mar 12, 2015

Vaio Phone to offer SIM-free option in 'wide open' market

by Kazuaki Nagata

Japan Communications Inc. unveiled on Thursday a new smartphone designed in collaboration with Vaio Corp. to energize the market for SIM-free smartphones in Japan. The Vaio Phone will debut March 20, according to the Tokyo-based mobile virtual network operator that borrows mobile communication networks ...

Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Mar 11, 2015

Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Sony announced that it will begin selling its PlayStation 4 gaming console in China next week following a more than two-month delay. The console had been due to hit Chinese shelves Jan. 11, but Sony abruptly announced a delay just three days beforehand without ...

Mar 10, 2015

South Korea activists plan to send 'Interview' to North

South Korean activists vowed Tuesday to sneak copies of Hollywood satire “The Interview” across the border by propaganda balloon later this month, in defiance of North Korea’s repeated threats. Up to 10,000 copies of the film — a comedy about a fictional CIA plot ...

Sony chief denies spinoffs mean immediate withdrawal

Feb 26, 2015

Sony chief denies spinoffs mean immediate withdrawal

Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai said on Wednesday the company would not immediately sell off businesses such as its TV and mobile phone units that it is spinning off. Last week , Hirai did not rule out the potential sale of those struggling units ...

Sony faces struggle to find growth path

| Feb 20, 2015

Sony faces struggle to find growth path

by Shinya Ajima

Sony Corp. has unveiled its latest multiyear business plan, including spinning off its 36-year-old Walkman portable music player unit to cut costs, but it is unclear whether the reforms will be enough to secure growth. Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of the electronics and entertainment ...

Sony steps forward with smart glasses

Feb 18, 2015

Sony steps forward with smart glasses

Sony on Tuesday began taking orders for Internet-linked eyewear called SmartEyeglass, moving ahead in the market as Google steps back to revise its Glass strategy. The offering comes amid growing interest in wearable computing, but also questions about whether consumers will warm to connected ...