October 13, 2010
Sony and Google Team up on First Internet TVby iona
Sony and Google have teamed up to launch the first Internet HDTV. Powered by Google TV and using Google Chrome on the Android platform, the TV has a range of gimmicky, gadgety things for you to enjoy playing with. Take for instance the dual view mode, which allows you to surf the web while watching TV, the easy-use QWERTY remote, and video streaming apps pre-loaded with CNBC, NBA, Netflix, YouTube and even the music service providers Napster and Pandora. The sets also have Wi-Fi, Blu-Ray and a bookmark feature, so you can access your favorite info more easily. Sony claims their TV sets offer a “unique user experience, merging multiple content sources in one easy-to-use interface.” Lets see if they can really meet our expectations.
The Sony Internet TV line includes 24, 32, 40 and 46-inch screens. Sets will be available from the weekend at Sony Style outlets and from October 24th in Best But stores. Prices range from $599 to $1,399.