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Sony ready to shut down Dash

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jan 2012 22:34 User comments (5)

Sony ready to shut down Dash Sony looks like it is about ready to shut down its failed "Dash" experiment.
The "personal Internet viewer" alarm clocks saw some popularity when they were released but horrible reviews nailed the coffin.

Reads Sony's site: "Beginning February 29, 2012, the Sony dash developer website (http://dash.sonydeveloper.com) will close and no longer support development of new applications. This closure includes the dash developer forum and dash developer support email address (dash-support@sonydeveloper.com) which will close on March 31, 2012. Sony dash applications will remain available. Thank you for your contributions and we encourage you to continue your development activity on Sony's other platforms available at SonyDeveloper.com."

The original Dash machine has a 7-inch touchscreen, 800x480 resolution, a 500Mhz processor and 256MB DDR2 RAM.

What makes the alarm clocks popular is access to 1500 apps for weather, traffic, social networking, movies, music and games.

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5 user comments

119.1.2012 11:37

Man........Sony is reaching now. TV division is hurting, Walkman about to die completely and now this. Hey.....at least they make great blu-ray players and decent receivers.

What else does Sony make anyway that's noteworthy?


Oh yeah.......and Ericsson is breaking off too. Sad!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jan 2012 @ 11:47

219.1.2012 11:40

Oh crap!

Sorry... Sorry... I thought you guys were saying Sony was shutting down...


319.1.2012 11:56

Originally posted by hearme0:
Man........Sony is reaching now. TV division is hurting, Walkman about to die completely and now this. Hey.....at least they make great blu-ray players and decent receivers.

What else does Sony make anyway that's noteworthy?


Oh yeah.......and Ericsson is breaking off too. Sad!
Sony doesn't make their own anything. It is all outsourced.

I have a so-called Sony 17 in 1 multi-card reader read/writer that's it.
For my own reasons I refuse to give Sony another penny.

Let them go to Kodak hell.

Jeff

419.1.2012 13:10

Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Man........Sony is reaching now. TV division is hurting, Walkman about to die completely and now this. Hey.....at least they make great blu-ray players and decent receivers.

What else does Sony make anyway that's noteworthy?


Oh yeah.......and Ericsson is breaking off too. Sad!
Sony doesn't make their own anything. It is all outsourced.

I have a so-called Sony 17 in 1 multi-card reader read/writer that's it.
For my own reasons I refuse to give Sony another penny.

Let them go to Kodak hell.

Jeff
news flash so do apple Nintendo ms & many more that is how things are made the design is Sonys.

519.1.2012 13:24

The guts are as Nvidia does. A basic prototype reference board with each company dictating the layout. Still the guts are designed by Samsung, LG, and so-on with a corporate logo slapped on the case.


Jeff

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jan 2012 @ 13:43

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