Our first day at IFA 2008 is done, and without doubt, the overall winner so far—apart from Miss IFA and her jewels—has been the new Sony ZX1 9.9mm-thin LCD TV, which was absolutely beautiful, followed by the Philips Essence. However, there have been plenty of other things that you can check out here:
Roundup: IFA 2008 Day One
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