Engadget is reporting that Sony has finally stepped up to the plate in the exploding battery fiasco and will be launching a global battery replacment program. Details are still sparse at the moment. With the recent news of IBM/Lenovo joining Dell, Apple, Panasonic, and Toshiba in the battery recall derby, some might say it was only a matter of time before Sony stood tall, or got pushed into making a play. My $.02? It has taken Sony far too long to step up, but I’m glad they did. The lawyers will have a field day.
UPDATE: Dell and Toshiba have increased the number of units they are recalling based on Sony’s new plans. This brings the total number of units recalled to over 7 million worldwide.