Sony plans to make a push for European small and medium-size business PC users with new Vaio PCs the company announced Wednesday at Cebit.

Cebit officially starts on Thursday, but Sony held a press conference for members of the international media to highlight its recent performance in Europe and outline some of the strategies it will employ in Europe this year.

Starting in the second quarter, Sony will launch new VGN-FS series Vaio notebooks aimed at business customers. The new notebooks will come with Sony's X-black LCD technology, which improves the image quality of standard notebook displays, according to the company.

Also in the second quarter, Sony will offer business customers in France, Germany, and the UK a premium warranty program that will identify a repair time for nonworking systems, it said.

Sony is showcasing a wide variety of its consumer products at its enormous booth, including new Walkman MP3 players announced Tuesday.

Wolfdieter Greiss, managing director of Sony Germany, revealed a business-card size Cybershot digital camera during his comments to the media. At its thinnest point, the Cybershot T7 measures 9.8mm thick. It takes 5.1Mp photos and a 2.5-inch LCD screen. Pricing or distribution information was not immediately available.