PS3 Gaming reports:
"A new trademark protection application filed by Sony reveals they might have something revolutionary up their well-guarded sleeves. With on demand video and PlayStation Home just around the corner, you'd think that they had gadget convergence well and truly covered, but it seems that isn't so. Sony has applied to protect a mysterious new television and home entertainment system, under the name Mezone.
The December 5th filing covers a quite staggering array of Sony services, including "Computer hardware, set top boxes, remote controls, and computer software and peripherals, namely audio and video receivers and transmitters and computer software programs enabling receipt, download, playing, personalized and interactive viewing,
The key word here though is 'playing', meaning games are definitely involved in some way. Could it be that like so many before them, Sony are going to bring out some expanded version of their home console? Sega once produced a Sat-Nav enabled 'Hi-Saturn', and Nintendo released a multimedia 'Panasonic Q' Gamecube, so perhaps some new version of the PS3 is on its way. However, considering the functionality the PS3 already has, and based on the trademark name, it's more likely Mezone covers some new social networking service or other system for connecting media and consumers. For now Mezone.com greets you with an abrupt access denial, so we'll have to wait for more on those ties and pants."