Sony to explain i-mode plans

PSOne and PS2 to gain i-mode functionality

Source - Yahoo

Sony are to present a briefing on Wednesday during which they shall announce their plans for the next fiscal year, including the development of their deal with NTT DoCoMo over their i-mode Internet mobile phones, writes Yahoo. During the briefing (which will be attended by SCE President Ken Kutaragi), the firm will explain the linkup and the rest of its business strategy for this coming business year, which begins at the start of April. Among the topics will be the allocation of PlayStation 2s that the company intends to ship in the next 12 months, a figure many claim will bring the total sold to approximately 20 million. An SCE spokesperson, speaking to Yahoo, confirmed that the company will not be addressing the assembled guests with information about revisions to the PSOne shipping schedule. Although they are eager to become associted with online functionality, Sony's attempts to integrate the PlayStation and its successor with Internet-ready appliations probably shouldn't be viewed in quite the same light as Sega or Microsoft's. Many argued that sega's decision to include a modem with the Dreamcast was ill-advsed because it bound them to the bottom rung of the ladder - Sony want options, and using i-mode phones is just one. Related Feature - Vodafone sign with Sony

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