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    News - Sony sells VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.

    The firm also decides to spin off its TV business into a wholly-owned subsidiary.
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    Re: News - Sony sells VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.

    So just imagine if they had all worked together rather than being split up. Out of the box and Sony phone, tablet or computer could wirelessly push a display or sounds to any Sony TV or hifi. Playstation controllers pairing with phones and tablets bringing the mobile gaming experience 'to the next level'. Music on your Sony computer backed up into the cloud and available on your Sony phone.

    Years too late now though...

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    Re: News - Sony sells VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.

    Wow I wasn't aware of this - and I was a Sony employee until a few months ago! Although it does show that they're undergoing some major transformations in all the business areas (mine was affected too). I'm just not sure where they are going now :/

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    Re: News - Sony sells VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.

    So it looks like after the current stocks are dried up we won't be seeing any more VAIO computers in the west for a considerable period of time. Also I wonder what will happen with the VAIO Windows Phone handset which was rumoured to be in the pipeline.
    Would have thought that the Sony Windows Phone would have been relatively safe - especially if Microsoft is offering cold, hard cash for Sony to do it. Xperia W1 anyone?

    Like my (oldish now) Bravia TV. Only downside is that it's not as "smart" as some of the others available from the likes of LG and Samsung - i.e. the remote media playing abilities are hopeless, which is strange when it's refusing to play a file that the Sony Home Theatre system that we bought at the same time is quite happy with. With that proviso though, here's one bloke who'd certainly consider Sony when the time comes to change TV.

    Bad news about the Vaio's though - I always thought that while they were expensive, they were also quite stylish too - sort of a Mac competitor. Any chance of any fire sales? (being mercenary)

    What about the other parts of Sony, the camera and music device areas - are they safe? Got an old MP4 Walkman (the one with the OLED screen) and while it doesn't do apps, the music and video capabilities make the equivalent iPod Touch look pretty lousy.

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    Re: News - Sony sells VAIO PC business to Japan Industrial Partners Inc.

    Lenovo buying out the IBM PC business did not spell the end of that business and argueably it could be said it got stronger/better.
    JIP could do well if they were to bring back the legendary Vaio Z range and perhaps bin the lower priced Vaio ranges. Become the PC version of Apple, preferably without ripping folk off. ;-)

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