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Sony PS Vita 3G Hands-on

Sony PS Vita 3G Hands-on

It's time we got our hands on the PlayStation Vita 3G, also known as the PS Vita as it's released this month in the United States and the UK. In addition to the UK release which will be handled starting with the UK Sony PS Vita 3G hands-on by Chris Davies, we'll be taking a close look at a handful of games and the AT&T coverage we've got here in the USA. What follows is our first look at the device as it arrives here just days before the full February 22nd release!

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Sony’s PS Vita is here

Sony’s PS Vita is here

Sony's PS Vita isn't expected to hit stores properly in the US and UK until February 22, but a PS Vita 3G has arrived early on SlashGear's doorstep and we've never been known for our patience. Vitally important as Sony's big push-back against the rise of smartphone and tablet gaming, the PS Vita represents another strand of the company's "four-screen" strategy and an attempt to fight of iOS and Android and their respective catalogs of thousands of casual games.

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Sony shrugs Ericsson

Sony shrugs Ericsson

Sony has finalized its acquisition of the Sony Ericsson smartphone business, sidelining Ericsson into an IP cross-licensing agreement and renaming the venture Sony Mobile Communications. The Japanese company now says it plans to "accelerate business integration" of the smartphone division into its other electronics businesses, part of the "four screen" strategy Sony sees as its best hope at challenging Apple, Samsung and other rivals.

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Sony patent surfaces with odd tablet/Wii U style controller art

Sony patent surfaces with odd tablet/Wii U style controller art

If you think back when the current consoles like the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 hit the market, Sony was left playing catch-up and tacked on a rarely used motion control feature of the PS3 to try and match what the Wii had. If the sketches that are included new Sony patent that surfaced are any indication, Sony isn't ready to let the new Wii U rocking controllers with little LCD screens get the better of it this time around. The Sony patent art is very odd; it shows something that looks more like a tablet or even an eReader then a Wii U controller.

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Kaz Hirai: User experience, not hardware, will turn Sony around

Kaz Hirai: User experience, not hardware, will turn Sony around

Sony is to become a leaner, swifter, less regimented organization, new CEO and President Kaz Hirai has promised, cutting through the swathes of structure that have seen projects delayed and efforts duplicated. Freshly elevated this week, Hirai's first challenge was to weather the storm of a worse-than-expected fiscal Q3 2011 report; his next, the WSJ reports, is persuading the final stubborn hold-outs at Sony that "if we don't turn this around, we could be sitting in some serious trouble."

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Hirai’s Big Challenge: Selling us Four Sony Screens

Hirai’s Big Challenge: Selling us Four Sony Screens

Freshly-appointed Sony CEO Kaz Hirai faces the difficult challenge of delivering on predecessor Howard Stringer's ambitious four-screen strategy: convincing users to buy not just one Sony device, but as many as four of them. Stringers' grand design - of tablets, TVs, smartphones phones and computers all interacting - is an determined attempt to follow Apple's lead of a tightly integrated ecosystem of content sharing across devices

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Sony makes Kaz Hirai CEO and President

Sony makes Kaz Hirai CEO and President

Sony has announced that Kazuo Hirai has been named CEO and President, with previous chief exec Sir Howard Stringer taking the role of Chairman of the Sony board. Previously tipped as a done-deal in early January, and rumored for months beforehand, Hirai - who until now has been Executive Deputy President at Sony - will take the new position from April 1 2012, while Stringer will make the leap to the chairmanship in June.

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Sony web TV plans could undercut cable

Sony web TV plans could undercut cable

Sony is reportedly scheming a web TV system intended to pull the rug out from under cable operators, delivering more affordable TV content via the internet to the PS3 and other Sony hardware. The company has opened talks with NBCUniversal, Discovery and News Corp, the WSJ's sources claim, though Sony's apparent aim to license a smaller package of channels - to keep its own costs, and subsequent user fees, low - is said to not be going down well among content creators.

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