updated 08:25 pm EST, Wed January 6, 2010
Coverage of Sony's 2010 introductions
Sony tonight is holding its CES keynote, and Electronista is here to cover it live. Updates come in reverse chronological order and can be seen after the jump. All times are Pacific.
5:27PM: Two sets of 3D Bravia TVs: one with two pairs of 3D glasses and one without. Developing 3D OLED displays.
5:24PM: Reiterating that the PS3 firmware upgrade will support 3D on all models, including 3D Blu-ray.
5:22PM: More 3D content deals: PGA, a new ESPN 3D channel. At least 85 events covered by ESPN to be shot in 3D, including 25 FIFA (football/soccer) events.
5:18PM: Reiterating plans for a Discovery/IMAX/Sony all-3D channel in 2011.
5:12PM: Talking about VAIO W Eco Edition: No user manual, body made of recycled discs, packaging that's also recycled. Part of a wider effort to make a zero footprint.
VAIO F series: 16:9 16-inch display, Blu-ray option.
New VAIO Z: Ultra lightweight, graphics switching (probably NVIDIA). Should use Core i5.
5:08PM: Showing how Transferjet works: bring two cameras together and they can send photos to each other. About 3 images in a second or so. Other Sony products like photo frames and VAIO PCs to get TJ in the future.
5:04PM: New Cyber-shots that use Exmor R (backlit, low-light sensitive) sensors, like the HX5 and TX7. Party shot mode that uses face and smile detection to get ideal shots. TransferJet short-range wireless transfer to show in cameras by February.
5:01PM: At least one new Handycam will have a "Golf Shot" mode to show you a few seconds of footage to review (such as a golf swing).
Bloggie cameras will have streamlined uploading to video websites.
4:59PM: New Handycams to use SD. Alludes to morning's announcement that Sony will make SD and microSD cards. 17 new Handycams tonight.
4:57PM: Reiterating what the Reader Daily Edition can do, including subscriptions for MarketWatch, WSJ Plus, New York Post.
4:54PM: Kaz Hirai - PSN video service expanding beyond PS3. Will let Bravia TVs and Windows PCs in 6 countries watch movies in SD or HD across a common platform.
4:48PM: Introducing the Dash. Internet-connected touchscreen frame that lets you get news, recipes, update your Facebook status.
4:44PM: New Bravia TVs: "Monolithic design" designed to sit at a slight upward, more natural angle.
The NX800 (shown) leads the charge. Built-in Internet access. Line starts rolling out in early March, preorders start today.
4:40PM: Showing an example of someone who took the "make.believe" ethos to heart and made something real.
4:35PM: Sony faced a "challenging year" in 2009, but new hope in 2010. Cybershot cameras were one of the highlights.
4:30PM: Taylor Swift performs a song while a 3D shot is behind her; clearly 3D TVs will be a focus tonight.
4:25PM: Sir Howard Stringer takes the stage; Taylor Swift joins him. A performance is going to be shown live.