Thursday, May 06, 2010

State of the Art - Sony’s Dashboard of Confusing Controls - NYTimes.com

A stark review of Sony’s latest attempt to be hip and innovative

But is this really the New Sony Way? Release something it knows perfectly well isn’t ready for prime time, and then fix it later — after the poor reviews, the bad customer feedback and the potentially fatal blow to the product’s image?

It doesn’t bode well.

In any case, the Dash is a promising concept with disappointingly half-baked execution. Sony probably intended the name to connote “dashboard,” or maybe “50-yard dash.” For now, what it mostly suggests is “dashed expectations.”

State of the Art - Sony’s Dashboard of Confusing Controls - NYTimes.com

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