Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Sony Unveils Internet-Based Phone Service

Would you trust them after this while DRM Rootkit dabacle? I don't. And I personally won't buy any Sony products, either....

An AP newswire article by Peter Svensson, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

Sony Corp. on Wednesday announced a free Internet-based phone service similar to the popular computer-to-computer calling provided by Skype, but with an emphasis on video conferencing.

Called IVE for "Instant Video Everywhere," the service relies on Windows-based software that can be downloaded from the Internet. It will also ship with Sony's new line of Vaio BX laptops, which feature built-in video cameras.

Like Skype, IVE also will feature a premium service that lets users dial traditional wireline phones and cell phones from their computers. The monthly fee of $9.95 for the premium service includes a 10-digit phone number so IVE users can receive calls from regular and mobile phones.

3 Comments:

At Wed Nov 16, 06:19:00 PM PST, Blogger JASG said...

I think I can sum this up in oh say, one word.

"NO".

Why would anyone trust anything coming out of Sony? Now all I need to do is find a brand new Viao and see what is on that puppy.

 
At Wed Nov 16, 06:52:00 PM PST, Blogger Fergie said...

Boycott the fuckers.

See also: this link.

Man, I'm really getting sick of this DRM shit. The consumers are the ultimate losers.

- ferg

 
At Thu Nov 17, 09:08:00 AM PST, Blogger c-ron said...

I always trust SONY for years, until this flawed anti-piracy software. Sony has to build that trust again for me to go back and buy Sony again.

 

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