It seems that the details of Sony and Sharp's LCD joint venture are still being worked out, but, by the end of the month Sony is expected to agree on investing around $1 billion to take a 34% share in the plant by next spring, though Sharp will be operating it on its own beginning in October. In case the 10-figure investment hadn't tipped you off, the first 10G plan is kind of like a big deal, which will certainly lead to plenty of progressively cheaper and larger flat screens headed our way in the coming years, whether they'll have the picture quality to satisfy vs. plasma is another question.

[Via Reuters]