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Sony launches world’s 1st Google HDTV
Four TV sets are concerned for now: with 24-inch ($599.99); 32-inch ($799.99); 40-inch ($999.99); and 46-inch ($1,399.99) versions. All include HDMI and USB ports as well as built-in WiFi connectivity, and a keypad remote with an optical mouse. The TVs will also be able to connect to certain smartphones in the future.
The much-awaited Google TV allows for seamless web surfing and TV watching at the same time, as well as access to Android apps (coming in earlty 2011). So the time is near when you can watch TV series and tweet about them at the same time… on the same screen.
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The combination of Sony’s hardware and engineering expertise and Google’s understanding of open software provides a unique user experience, merging multiple content sources in one easy-to-use interface. From broadcast to streaming video from the Internet, Sony Internet TV offers the ability to quickly search and watch content from wherever, whenever.
“Sony Internet TV is the world’s first HDTV that combines the big-screen impact of television and full Internet search to deliver an unrivaled entertainment experience,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony’s Home Division. “Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and web sites on the same screen, at the same time.”
“We are very proud to be the pioneers of this new entertainment category by delivering the world’s first true Internet TV experience,” added Bob Ishida, senior vice president, corporate executive, and president of Home Entertainment Business Group, Sony Corporation. “Sony Internet TV creates value by introducing new and compelling ways to enjoy a variety of content.”