...a quote from the Welsh CEO of Sony, in an interview with BBC Business Daily (on the 3rd Sept podcast).
The interviewer asked him how Sony will do. I've never heard any CEO talk so confidently before. He said something along the lines of, "if you're Sharp, if you're Samsung, trying to compete against us in America, good luck". He continues by describing the market share coverage that Sony has, "...we are everywhere", in the movies, electronics, music, etc. He also says "...we are the most trusted brand in America", and backs this up by saying how Sony is 'everywhere'.
The necklass quote comes in about here, where he goes on to describe how if Sony links everything up, 'all the pearls' their telephony, electronics, music and such, then they'll create a necklass, and 'the necklass will be dramatic'. He says, I think I heard this right, 90% of Sony's products will be link by 2010. Already last year, I saw how Sony was promoting the then new A700 with the Bravia TV, and how you can show your pictures off of the camera on to the TV and print straight out on some little portable printer at the same time.
So, I'm expecting the A500 and A800, jokes aside, will include internet access to allow you to download mp3s. Or perhaps some compatibility with the PlayStation. It's your imagination, go for it.