NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- It's a good bet Harvard Business School is not going to be using Sony (SNY) as a case study -- at least not a positive one. All you can do is gawk at the missteps of the once-hallowed electronics giant: the ridiculously disorganized PlayStation 3 rollout, how it lost its once insurmountable position in the flat-panel TV market, its go-nowhere PC strategy, it's go-nowhere portable device wars, its synergy-free Hollywood movie strategy ... you can't make it up.
But even still, a business ignores Sony at its peril. To wit, Sony's latest attempt in the tablet PC market: the Sony Tablet S ($499). It rolls out Sept. 15, and I sat down for a thorough demo with a company representative Thursday.
|Easy to hold, easy to look at and a welcome choice for business types, the S shows Sony can do something right (if not perfectly).|
The takeaway? The S is an intriguing option for companies trying to use a tablet get something done.
What you get
The unit is a unique approach to the tablet, with some nice business features kicked in.