Join Date: Mar 2003
I don't think it is unreasonable to suggest that Sony, like all other companies, is constantly reviewing its strategy and evaluating its options. The dominance of M$ is a real issue for Asian countries according to the press and a group of Asian countries are funding the development of an alternative to M$ OS for PCs. Also given that Sharp are using Linux does not preclude the option for Sony to consider this as a way to differentiate its products and offer what it believes is a better package. Remember in Europe Sony Ericsson have been very successful with Symbian for Smartphones - something that would have been difficult to achieve with Palm OS as this has only recently supported multi tasking.