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Sony sells PCs with Google Web browser installed

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[September 02, 2009]  TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. is selling its Vaio-brand computers installed with Google Inc.'s new Web browser Chrome for users in the U.S. and Europe.

InsuranceSony said Wednesday that Chrome has been pre-installed on the company's Vaio computers as the default browser in the U.S. and Europe since May. The Sony devices continue to provide Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer -- the world's most widely used Web browser -- allowing users to have a choice between the two.

Sony is the first PC maker to sell computers with Chrome pre-installed. The company doesn't disclose breakdown of sales figures, but said that it expects to sell 6.2 million PCs globally in the fiscal year through March 2010.

[Associated Press]

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