Apparently hell hath frozen over. Sony is beginning to
realise that Atrac is not catching on the way they would like, so they have decided to embrace the MP3 format. This will definately help
position Sony to better compete with other players that have proprietary
formats as well, but provide support for the venerable compression scheme that
started it all.
Now, Sony plans to release some new
The company is also working to create
Ms. Griswold also eluded to the fact that Sony will
introduce the same capability for the Sony portable players elsewhere in the
world, but could not elaborate on the timetable.
Source: Australian IT