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Sony has unveiled its own answer to Near Field Communication: a contactless data transfer system dubbed TransferJet that carries data at speeds of up to 560Mb/s. TransferJet operates on a 4.48GHz frequency. It’s designed to allow consumers to transfer files from one gadget to another simply by touching them together, or by …


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  1. Iain

    Hey hey, what a surprise...

    Sony have their own proprietary answer to a new standard that no-one else will be using. I didn't see that one coming, oh no.

    Why do they love to break standards so much?

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    @ Iain

    "Why do they love to break standards so much?"

    I assume it's a rhetorical question, but I would guess it's because they know it's likely if you own a Sony camera that takes Sony memory sticks, you'll be likely to buy other Sony equipment that takes the same memory cards... Failing that, they can charge a fortune to licence it to other manufacturers.

    A shame - but unfortunately for me, I quite like Sony equipment anyway, so the phone, PSP, camera, hi-fi, DVD player etc are all Sony's. Feel free to call me a chump.

  3. Pete

    @ Anonymous Coward

    You Chump.

  4. Senor Beavis

    @ Anon Cow

    You're a chump.

    I believe this is your coat...

  5. Dazzer


    You're a chump.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    There has been an embargo on new Sony products in my house for a couple of years now. Two minidisc players that stopped working days after the warranty expired and the root disk fiasco saw to that.

  6. Bemi Faison

    I like it

    Wow. Could this mean a stack of digital component systems might function without 2 feet of bunched up cables between each of them?

    If they increased the transfer distance (to say, 6 inches - so boxen could still use their heat vents), it sounds like a very worthwhile endeavor to me!

  7. alan buxey


    wirelessHD is the real answer to your requirement Bemi

    3Gbits of data xfer speed - to increase up to 25gbit through

    the next couple of years. plenty to move HD video around

    whilst doign lots of other stuff.

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