The TV industry is going through an interesting phase as the global TV sales are heading southward but the sale of 4K TVs is heading northwards," Satoru Arai, head of Sony Middle East and Africa, told Gulf News, after launching six new Android models
with prices ranging from Dh4,999 to Dh19,999on Tuesday.
For staying connected virtually anywhere, all the Android models
offer optional 4G1.
The YOGA Tablet 2 10-in and 8-in Android models
start at $299.
Institutional investors noted that the significant price gap between iPad Mini and Android models
will benefit Nexus 7 to grow in sales further.
And none of the Android models
compares with the 9.
Palumbo says that schools are buying iPads over Android models
in part because there's "safety in numbers.
The firm's current smartphones and its BBM platform are hugely popular in the Middle East - but that's not replicated elsewhere on earth where Apple and Android models
have surged well ahead.
Works with: Laptop, PC, iPhone or iPad, selected Android models
and Xbox 360.
Currently only a handful of phones feature NFC including such popular Android models
as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus ($300 with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract) and Google Nexus S 4G ($100 with a two-year Sprint contract).
Cheaper Android models
, costing as little as $100 to make, have helped Android emerge as the dominant platform in smart phones, attracting dozens of manufacturers ranging from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to no-brand Asian vendors.
HERCULEAN TASK Nokia has suffered most in recent years in the United States, where operators have spurned its offerings in favour of the iPhone and popular Android models
such as the Motorola Droid.