How Sony failed to Connect, again
#1  Stuart Young 06-01-2006, 04:06 AM
VIA 31st May 06

#2  Snappy! 06-01-2006, 05:24 AM
A second life for Kinoma?
The end of Connect wasn't the end for Kinoma and Hoddie's role at Sony, however.

By early 2006, work began on Sony's new, high-profile eBook Reader, using Kinoma's FSK as a foundation.

According to insiders, Hoddie was given more direct control over this project than he had with Connect. It was touted by Stringer at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Sony said it was slated for release in spring 2006.

How will this project fare? Some point to the successful prototype demonstration of the Reader running FSK-based software at the Consumer Electronics Show as proof that it has already come much farther than the Connect software ever did.
hmmm ... so the new Sony Reader is going to use the FSK software that was flaky in Connect??

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