As a $149 add-on to the Logitech Revue GoogleTV, the HD camera makes the device a whole new product.
I'm not done putting the Logitech Revue unit through its paces for a full review, but as a standalone product, the Logitech Revue's HD camera is a really compelling offer. I've spent the last few days getting friends and family up on Logitech's Vid HD software for PC and Mac to test this thing MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 25, 2010 1:04 PM ET
It appears that the networks are letting some content through to GoogleTV users.
Yesterday, GoogleTV users were greeted with messages that ABC, CBS and NBC would not work. This morning however, I had a look around and was able to watch an episode of 30 Rock on NBC as well as a few minutes of Talk (my threshold, not GoogleTV) and Medium on CBS. Disney-owned ABC and Hulu are still blocked, MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 22, 2010 9:26 AM ET
In a discussion with Google's Rishi Chandra, I got insight into what Google sees for the future of TV.
Demo units are still en route to reviewers but I thought it would be interesting to get a look at where Google (GOOG) saw its GoogleTV product going over the coming months and years. I spoke with Product Manager Rishi Chandra who unveiled the product at Google I/O earlier this year (with MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 14, 2010 1:57 PM ET
GoogleTV is steadily becoming more real.
Amazon (AMZN) and Best Buy (BBY) now have the Logitech Revue posted for pre-order for $299 with shipping dates in the 2-3 week range. They also carry the peripherals like the $149 video camera and the $129 Mini Keyboard. (This should have been the standard keyboard in my opinion.) Logitech also offers pre-orders on its own site.
Meanwhile, next week Sony (SNE) launches GoogleTVs or MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 7, 2010 10:40 AM ET
Logitech's Revue site has gone live with a pre-order price and feature list.
While Logitech formally introduces its Revue GoogleTV product today, they are also opening up information on their website. The URL for the microsite is logitech.com/en-us/smartTV/revue
The event is going on now so I'll update with more details as they become available.
The Revue will be priced at $299 and will come with full sized keyboard
The Logitech Mini keyboard will have a MORE
Sony's new GoogleTV remote made a brief cameo on an ABC's 'Nightline' news program last night. It took about 10 seconds for people to start making fun of it.
I get it. The "fewer the buttons, the better." The iPhone has one button. The Apple (AAPL) remote has six or seven. Apple is a great design company so they must be right on remotes. Anything more than what Apple does must MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 6, 2010 8:57 AM ET
With the Logitech Revue launching this week and Sony's GoogleTV next week, Google opens up its GoogleTV place on the web.
One interesting feature which will be familiar to prospective AppleTV customers is 'flinging content to your TV'. Google's (GOOG) offering will differentiate itself by flinging whole websites and not just the certain type of video content playable by AppleTV. Apple (AAPL) will launch Airplay service on their MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 4, 2010 10:32 AM ET
Developers seem to be interested in the type of numbers that Android is producing.
According to an Appcelerator/IDC report published today, mobile developers have a growing interest in developing for Google's (GOOG) Android, even over Apple's (AAPL) iOS platform. The interest is likely related, at least in part, to Android's exploding market share.
72% of developers say Android "is best positioned to power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future," MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 27, 2010 11:24 AM ET
A huge keyboard from a company that already makes great portable media center keyboards.
Digital Trends got their hands on an early Logitech Revue GoogleTV last week. Overall, they loved it, saying:
Let's face it: You don't buy a Swiss Army knife because it has a corkscrew. You buy it because it has everything, and a few of those things just can't be found in most other places. The cloud revolution is well MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 23, 2010 4:26 PM ET
Mark October 17th on your calendars. That's the date Best Buy is expected to start selling GoogleTV.
Engadget received a leaked internal Best Buy document that purportedly shows the release of the GoogleTV being pushed back to October 17th. That date was apparantly pushed back from the original ship date of October 3rd, though having not been announced was only an internal target.
Best Buy is expected to sell the Logitech MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 14, 2010 8:08 AM ET
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