In another step forward for machine to machine connectivity, and fixed-mobile convergence, the folks at Sony held a press conference in Tokyo this week to parade their upcoming big-screen television offerings. The announced KDL-series full HD LCD models on show, ranging from 32″ to 52″ and approx. $1,500 to $4,500 respectively, will be shipping this April with the Felica RFID reader/writer embedded in the remote control. Soon we will see Japanese handsets enabling transactions through the TV!
The company made headlines last year when they introduced their web-enabled Bravia models and this service will clearly piggy-back on that pre-established functionality. The available payment service, for starters at least, indicated that EDY or eLIO – no credit cards – will interact for secure online purchases of movie content. It’s only a matter of time (imagine 5-years from now) before this approach hits a wider market appeal. Image Via: Impress.