With TVs starting at $599 and a $399 BluRay player available in the next week, Sony is bringing a compelling set of GoogleTVs to the market.
At an event in New York today, Sony (SNE) announced its "Sony Internet TVs with GoogleTV". While the products look like a winner, whoever OK'd that brand-by-committee name should be sent back to Branding 101.
The TVs come in 24, 32, 40 and 46-inch varieties and start at $599 and go up to $1399. The BluRay standalone player, at $399 is a compelling product as well. Both have the controversial remote control. More
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
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
While we're very much looking forward to the Revue GoogleTV from Logitech, we're not looking forward to the rest of Logitech's ad campaign.
Here's Logitech's latest stab at advertising for the GoogleTV. Yes, a naked Man-TV secretly enters a young girl's room, jumps on her bed and scares her.
When taken into context with the other ads already playing on Logitech's site, the campaign makes a little more sense. TV is lonely MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 26, 2010 3:20 PM ET
Technical details are still scant, but Logitech has publicly hatched a name.
In a blogpost today, Logitech broke down the reasons it created a whole new brand for its GoogleTV appliance, rather than extending its popular Harmony brand of remotes or Squeezebox Internet radio players.
Logitech Revue does everything we're known for and more. So it couldn't just be the Harmony Box or Squeezebox TV or, even worse, the Logitech TV Hub MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 17, 2010 8:06 AM ET
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