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Issue #2003 - 23 (August 2003)
(Updated Aug. 19, 2003)


HP & Sony To Vie For The Smart Home

Hewlett-Packard may be the only hardware company besides Sony that intends to supply the actual products that achieve the wirelessly networked home. Wireless Supersite Editor Ross Rubin wonders if the two consumer technology companies are heading for a showdown or will HP stick to its printing business? 

Source: ZiffDavis 

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MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Smart home market could be huge in future. But it won't stay protected for Sony and HP. HP has the overall IT expertise to develop inter-connected appliances and home devices in a network. Sony can create the devices but does not know how to build networks. However, Sony can purchase a smaller niche company that it does not have. There are a number of niche players here and there are other big players who will enter this market, including the appliance makers.

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