The iPad’s lovely, but Sony aren’t going to roll over without a scrap. Enter the dragon, then, as the Japanese super company decides to start fighting back with “a new range of portable devices” which will include tablet computers “to compete with the iPad.”
Sony, who announced a “business alliance” with Google last month, plans to base the new devices on the Android operation system, with worldwide distribution starting this fiscal year.
The plan, apparently, is to combine the PlayStation Portable, the Xperia smartphone and the Walkman music player into one multi-functional devices, which points to the first mention of a PSP Phone for – ooh – a month or two. Exciting times for Sony fans.