Wall Street Journal reports that Sony is working on making a new product that will challenge Apple’s iPad. The new device will combine the functions of a Netbook, Sony Reader and PlayStation Portable (PSP). Although Sony’s CFO did not provide any details, he expressed the company’s desire to remain competitive against the new Apple iPad, due to be launched in April 2010.
Furthermore, The Wall Street Journal reports that Sony is creating a new smartphone , that will make use of Sony Ericsson’s mobile technology and can play PSP games, in order to compete against the iPhone. When released, both devices are expected to work with the upcoming Sony Online Services – Sony’s answer to Apple’s iTunes store, which will sell music, movies, books, and other downloadable applications for mobile devices. However, it will take some catching to beat the Apple iPhone which boasted of over 8.7 million sales in the last quarter of 2009.
Do you see Apple eventually losing its dominance of the smartphone market?