It’s about bloody time we had some word!
I’d just about written Sony out of the picture.
A Comment here stated that the tsunami screwed-up Sony. Their production line was in an affected area and rather than move it, they went ahead letting current model supplies dry up and went ahead with a creating a new production line elsewhere for new models (or one model; we’ll see).
Sony has to come in at $99 (Pocket 400) and $139 (6″ 800). Any other prices and they just shouldn’t bloody bother.