Definately! Sony are always great, but uncompromising innovators. This usually puts them into a corner where they remain trapped by their own innovativness. Perhaps they have at last learned that ghettoising themselves is a sure way of long term failure, or at least not doing nearly as well as they could. It is much better to see them using more general technologies where they have a great chance (I would bet on it) of making the best, if not cheapest products.