The Associated Press, Tokyo - Yuri Kageyama, Dec 11 2007:
Planned networking services for the PlayStation 3 video game console are a key part of Sony's new drive for innovation, Chief Executive Howard Stringer said Tuesday.
Stringer also said TVs using new panels called OLED and the Rolly music player with robotics technology were also products that showed Sony is back after its the company's restructuring effort.
Such products "bring back some of the wow factor" that is a Sony trademark, he said.
Stringer said the massive three-year cost-cutting drive he began to turn around Sony had gone well, and the company's immediate financial problems had been solved.
"The next cycle is actual innovation," he said.