Toshiba, which was once the major proponent of the now-defunct HD DVD format, will be joining the other side: Blu-ray.
CNET is reporting that, according to Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun, the technology giant is getting ready to launch its first Blu-ray player.
Blu-ray knocked HD DVD out of the marketplace in 2008; Toshiba’s player supposedly will be ready by Jan.
The newspaper reported over the weekend that Toshiba had been thinking of developing another technology to combat Blu-ray but thew in the towel based on the popularity of Blu-ray.
Toshiba fought hard in its two-year battle promoting HD DVD over Blu-ray, finally admitting defeat in early last year.