Leading research company GFK has said that the consumer electronics market will decline despite reaching over $681 bn in sales and, while the Australian market is still growing, the USA will decline 12 per cent and Europe 36 per cent.
Picture quality and screen size, are the two most important issues for TV buyers when they walk into a retail store. Also playing a role in the purchase decision is the research they do online prior to making a purchase.
The Apple App store which is envied by the likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft is booming with Apple announcing that 2 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store, and the pace "continues to accelerate".
The Federal Government has introduced legislation that will allow computer network operators to intercept communications for the protection of networks without breaching current telecommunications interception laws.
Desperate for success with their new Pre Phone, Palm Australia seems to have disappeared, with calls to 3 serviced offices yesterday failing to reveal where Palm Australia is operating from or whether they still have a service operation in Australia.
Foxtel is shunning the introduction of additional storage claiming that content providers such as Sony, Warner and Universal would not support a 1 Terrabyte drive because it would impact DVD sales. However, Hybrid Television has taken the opposite view and is set to launch a 1TB Western Digital expander drive for their TiVo digital recorder.
COMMENT: For more than 20 years I have been writing about Sony and during that period I've developed a huge respect for this Japanese brand because one could always rely on the quality of the Sony product and the fact that by majority it was a made in Japan brand, which in the past really meant something.