Sony in May:
Sony is “not convinced there is a large enough market to justify bringing out a tablet,”
Sony would say No to Walkman today
Sony in September:
Sony Corp., said yesterday it hasn’t decided yet whether to offer its own tablet computer. It needs to be a “very appealing product that is going to be widely accepted, as opposed to a me-too product,” said Kazuo Hirai, president of Tokyo-based Sony’s Networked Products & Services Group.
Hirai said 23 companies are planning to bring tablet computers to market, making a price war inevitable.
via Samsung, Toshiba `Me-Too’ Tablets Use Price to Fight IPad – Bloomberg
I’d bet that Sony will soon join the stampede to make iPad knockoffs. They probably did not read today’s Appleinsider piece on Apple’s plans to increase iPad production to 3 million units per month.