Well it appears that Sony and Comcast have teamed up to show off to Americans what the rest of the world already has. Real high speed internet and “enhanced cordless telephone – forget smart phones, this one is a genius with email, IM, text and Yellow Pages. ” Seriously? Is that all they got? Well, I hope for Sony’s sake that they come up with something a little more engaging. As for Comcast….Well, do we actually care? I mean, I don’t know anyone who actually likes Comcast.
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sony Electronics Inc., a world leader in consumer electronics and technology, and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, are partnering to open a unique retail experience in the Comcast Center: Sony Style Comcast Labs. Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation, and Brian L. Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, conceived the idea as a destination where consumers could learn about emerging technologies and experience new digital devices.
The co-branded retail store and technology lab, which opens to the public tomorrow, will showcase the latest innovative products and services from both companies and preview future Comcast technology, products and services.
“This is another great example of innovation and consumer technology being showcased in Philadelphia by Comcast. Comcast has attracted great partners like Sony that continue to benefit our citizens with cool products,” said Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
Of the many future technologies on display, the following will be unveiled to Philadelphia consumers for the first time:
The Future of High-Speed Internet: 100 Mbps surfing and downloading live.
The Future of Home Phone Service: the enhanced cordless telephone – forget smart phones, this one is a genius with email, IM, text and Yellow Pages.
“Consumer electronics are becoming increasingly advanced, and the strategy behind the Sony Style stores has always been to create a comfortable environment where consumers interact with and educate themselves about the latest technology,” said Stan Glasgow, president and COO of Sony Electronics in the U.S. “At Sony Style Comcast Labs, trained staff show consumers how to unlock the full potential of their devices by demonstrating how Comcast’s advanced delivery services integrate beautifully with Sony’s hardware products and entertainment content.”