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?

#42 There is one reason

by pkb351 <>

Friday November 16th, 2001 4:31 PM

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Yes AOL is still using IE for AOL 7. Ido not take this to mean AOL has lost interest in Mozilla/Netscape. Not at all. If you follow the tech news you will have heard that AOL is currently beginning work to include Mozilla/Netscape browser into their online service Compuserve 7. If there are any major transition bugs that arise during the transitioning from IE to Netscape it would be best to find them out on Cpompuserve which has a much smaller user base than AOL. Once AOL works out the Compuserve transition they can determine how to proceed with AOL.

Now with Sony. Could it be that Sony realizes that AOL will be transitioning AOL to Mozilla/Netscape and thus the choice of browser for the Playstation? I also wonder if AOL and Sony have made a deal were AOL is the prefered Online service for users of the playstation, providing special online areas within AOL where gameplaers can chat while they play games; where AOL makes it easier to connect and play online multiplayer games? If Sony is looking for such an alliance/partnership it would make sense to plan to use the browser which issoon to become the default browser for AOL. This seems to me to be why Sony is working with Mozilla for the Playstation.