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Sony adopts Microsoft PlayReady tech for content protection

03/18, 4:40pm

Sony to use Microsoft PlayReady DRM in products

Sony on Friday said it would begin using Microsoft's PlayReady DRM technology on its network-enabled hardware. The first device using it, a connected Blu-ray Disc player, is already on the market. What other Sony devices will get the technology and when they arrive hasn't been revealed by the electronics maker.

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Dell Aero to get DRM music support, Android 2.1 update

04/22, 5:20pm

Dell Aero to come loaded with custom apps

The Dell Aero when it ships will veer far from the usual Android smartphone lineup, a leaked presentation slipped out late last night. The Mini 3 variant will support protected Windows Media music for download and streaming audio and may be the first Android phone to support PlayReady DRM. Sheets in the Engadget documents point to more Microsoft hooks as it would get both Exchange support (including ActiveSync) and QuickOffice for basic Office file editing.

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