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?

#4 Re: Pardon the skeptisism, but....

by AlexBishop <>

Tuesday November 13th, 2001 5:59 PM

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That's what I was thinking too.


"a consistent experience" = Cross-platform

"making it available to other consumer electronics manufacturers" = Open source

Sounds like they've just described Mozilla. They say that they're going to develop a browser, so that pretty much rules out licensing IE (particularly as the relationships between AOL Time Warner and Microsoft and Sony and Microsoft are cooler than they were a few years ago) or Opera. AOL Time Warner aren't developing any browsers other than Netscape and I don't think Sony is developing any browsers at all, so I'd say there's a good chance it will be Mozilla.