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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
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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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