Sony has scored a major deal with Dell to sell their Bravia range of LCD TV’s online. The global deal will upset many retails who are already finding it hard to compete against Dell on price.
For the first time, Dell has started selling another vendors television models with the recent addition of two Sony BRAVIA LCDs to its online store however it is not known whether the deal will apply to Australia.
The BRAVIAs, a 40-inch and 46-inch, join Dell’s LCD line. Dell has sold printers and music players from other companies, but this is the first time it has added a third-party TV manufacturer. The company said it is considering adding products from other vendors, but it gave no further details.
A Sony spokesman said the company has offered products through Dell.com in the past so the extension of selected televisions through this channel is not so unusual and Sony will continue to support a variety of channels based on our mutual success and consumer preferences.
He added that Sony continues to embrace a multichannel strategy that offers the products to consumers through a variety of environments where they choose to shop, including authorized retail partners’ storefronts and e-commerce Web sites
The move is the first major product announcement since Dell’s founder Michael Dell replaced Kevin Rollins as company CEO last week.