After acquiring competitor Maxtor, Seagate promoted a new portable media storage device known as DAVE. Now this nifty device had so much potential for multiple devices capable of WiFi and Bluetooth that Sony‘s PlayStation 3 and PSP were worthy candidates. But when asked about the possibility of Sony versions of the product, Seagate gave the most peculiar reply. That and more at the full story.
The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show may be on its last day, but it hasn’t bid farewell without an air of mystery. Seagate‘s new portable device known as DAVE was unveiled last year, leaving room to speculate its potential in Sony‘s all-in-one entertainment plan for their next generation consoles: the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable. When asked about possible versions for Sony platforms, Seagate commented saying they shouldn’t be talking about it.
Yes, you read that right the first time: they shouldn’t. “Sony is sure not prepared to talk about that and neither are we,” said Rob Pait, Seagate’s marketing manager, who later went on to say that they really shouldn’t even talk about the whole idea. “We can’t talk about this” would be the final words from Seagate’s marketing head.
The Digital Audio Video Experience, or DAVE for short, is a portable media storage device that couples WiFi and Bluetooth technology for connectivity. The first prototype of its kind housed 60 GB of data within a tiny shell casing small enough to fit into your pocket (see above).
And with Sony’s BD Live initiative, DAVE seems just the likely candidate platform to extend Sony’s PS3 and PSP entertainment capabilities – platform being the operative term here. Apparently DAVE isn’t a device that would be sold by Seagate – it will have to be redesigned and manufactured by third-party companies to interface with their own proprietary devices.
We guess you could say that we’re expecting more developments on this soon. After all, if Sony is to “do their own product announcements around [the DAVE for PS3, PSP idea]” they’re likely to do it soon.
Via Ars Technica