Report: Logitech suspends the manufacture of Revue GoogleTV

December 24, 2010: 10:49 AM ET

Logitech is having some issues with its GoogleTV.

Update: In some press releases, Logitech denies that manufacturing has or would need to stop production due to software concerns.

Digitimes reports that Logitech(LOGI) has stopped production of its Revue at Gigabyte, the company who builds Revue units.  The report says that December and January are off the table and building Revue units in February is conditional on Google (GOOG) delivering an updated version of GoogleTV.

Other manufacturers have been told to take a wait and see approach and have cancelled plans to announce new products at next month's CES.

It doesn't appear that Google's TV product is catching on as planned.  However, some software enhancements and agreements with the studios might make a difference.  Remember, when Android was first launched it was met with a cold reception from consumers.  It wasn't until 2.0 came out on the Droid that consumers took a liking to the Google Phone product.  Android is actually the underlying OS for the GoogleTV and one of the more anticipated new features of the GoogleTV 2.0 is the ability to play apps from the smartphone OS.

Logitech's Revue is currently available at Amazon for $50 off the original price of $300 where it receives 3.5 out of 5 stars from reviewers there.

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