The Sony Corporation, a consumer electronics firm founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, introduced in 1960, an All-transistor portable television was a small set with an 8-inch screen (20cm)
- Sony Model 8-301W Portable Television (1961) – Phil’s Old Radios
The Sony 8-301W transistor television was introduced in 1961 and it sold well, considering its hefty price of $249.95. The distinctive profile makes it a favorite of collectors.
- Handheld television – Wikipedia
n the 1970s and early 1980s, Panasonic and Sinclair Research released the first TVs which were small enough to fit in a large pocket; called the Panasonic IC TV MODEL TR-001 and MTV-1.
- Sony Global – TIME CAPSULE vol.21 – Sony.net
At the beginning of 1959, Sony founder (and President at the time) Masaru Ibuka spoke about his New Year’s dream for a transistor TV in a magazine interview. Japan’s first transistor radio had gone on sale only four years earlier. The next target was a transistor TV.
- Small-Tiny-Micro TV sets – Television History – The First 75 Years
In the mid-to-late 1960s and through the 1980s it seemed as if there was sort of an informal battle between manufacturers to see who could make the smallest television set.
- World’s First Transistor Portable Battery TV Commercial – Philco 1959 …