AOLTW Announces Sony Pact

Tuesday November 13th, 2001

Normally we wouldn't mention this, except there was a key quote that we thought should be highlighted in the press release:

* The joint development of an Internet browser designed for optimal performance, a consistent experience, and greater convenience on networked consumer electronic devices. Both companies envision not only employing the browser in future Sony products but also making it available to other consumer electronics manufacturers.
Could we soon see Mozilla on Sony devices like the Playstation or other pc based devices?

#26 Re: Hold the phone, folks

by garfieldbond

Thursday November 15th, 2001 4:14 PM

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Think about this logically for a second. AOLTW has Netscape 6.x and the mozilla project, and is in #2 as far as browser placement, and are in a position to get Netscape into more computers through AOL and Compuserve. Sony needs a browser. Netscape has a browser that can supposedly be redesigned easily to fit on small devices (Gecko), and is standards compliant to boot. Now, where might your thinking lead you to predict what AOL and Sony are going to do? Would they work together just to involve another browser neither of them develop?