Looks like hell has frozen over - Sony has announced that they will enter the CompactFlash market. A new line of cards will be announced "shortly" and will be available in the Spring. The cards will between one and four GB of capacity and transfer rates of 66x to 133x.
Renaud Isnard from Sony Europe’s Network Media division said, "High end digital camera enthusiasts, from consumers to professional photographers, have a huge and growing demand for storage capacity."
Sony has typically touted its proprietary MemoryStick format for its portable electronics and cameras. While the company hasn’t said if it will completely abandon the format, this could be an omen of things to come.