Sony's smart about-face

September 22, 2004

It seems that Sony is waking up and starting to heed my advice.

Sony confirmed on Wednesday that it is working to add native MP3 support to its portable music players--a major strategy reversal that could help it compete more effectively with rivals such as Apple Computer.

The company is also considering expanding MP3 support to hard disk devices, sources told ZDNet France, but no decision has yet been made on that front.

It looks like they're still waffling on MP3 compatibility for their hard disk players, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they 'fix' those devices as well.

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