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VAIO Coming Back without Sony, Bringing Smartphones with it

News by Luke Jones on Monday December 29, 2014.

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Amidst tumbling profits, losing quarters, and job losses, Sony took drastic action and left the PC industry entirely last year by selling off its VAIO brand. The company off-loaded the brand to Japan Industrial Partners, an investment group, but according to Japan based newspaper Nikkei, the new owners have much more planned for the VAIO name beyond computing products.

The outlet reveals that the VAIO brand will be making a reappearance at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week, the biggest electronics show in the world. The company will likely show off PC products, but VAIO may also be offering some new smartphones. The devices will likely run Android and will come with 5-inch screens, although very little is actually known about the handsets. It will be interesting to see what the new team behind VAIO can come up with, and I would love to know what Sony makes of this development.

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