PlayStation Android Suite to Expand

Aside from the announcement of NGP, there was a surprise from Sony’s far-reaching press conference last week, and that was the PlayStation Suite for the Android platform. Sony obviously saw the success of PSX4Droid, an emulator at the top of the sales charts on the Marketplace, and they’ve decided to tackle it on their own. They’ll be releasing PS1 titles for digital download across all Android phones, and then expand onto Android tablets.

The company is also looking into other platforms, one of them not surprisingly iOS. PlayStation titles on the iPhone? Gold mine. What may be surprising is that Kaz Hirai has a goal of reproducing the service via Google TV if it proves to be successful, and… Windows Phone 7.

Yes, Sony want a piece of Microsoft’s mobile strategy, and while technically not unheard of (let’s face it, Windows is on Sony PC’s, right?), gaming is usually where a strong divide is found. Playing any PS titles, regardless of the generation, on a Microsoft platform, is something to look forward too.

Telstra buyback best for investors in low tax brackets.

Australasian Business Intelligence October 29, 2003 Oct 26, 2003 (The Sunday Age – ABIX via COMTEX) The stock repurchasing offer from Australian telco Telstra is complex due to legislation and its “tendering” provisions. Under the tender provision, shareholders nominate the price at which they will sell shares. Those that tender under the final decided price will have their shares purchased at whatever that final price is, regardless of an individual’s tender price. The share payment is split into two components, a capital payment of $A1.50 per share, and a dividend, which will vary depending on the final share price set in the range of $A4.20 to $A5.40. Superannuation funds and shareholders in low income tax brackets will benefit greatly, because the dividend component is fully-franked, which means the tax pre-paid on it by Telstra can be used to offset their own tax. For those in higher tax brackets, the principal gain is from the capital “loss” incurred in effectively selling the shares for $A1.50, a loss that can be offset against capital gains elsewhere. see here 2012 tax brackets this web site 2012 tax brackets

Publication Date: 26 October 2003