Google TV will be able to work together with the existing set-top boxes

Sunday, March 28, 2010

There was fresh information about the project Google TV, rumored to be established and implemented the Internet giant, together with several other major IT companies. Recall, it is expected to create console software platform Android, which will allow consumers to access web resources on a large television screen.

According to the resource VideoNuze, Google TV device will work in conjunction with the existing set-top boxes and not to compete and, moreover, not to replace them. In other words, Google TV could simply be included in the chain between the traditional set-top boxes and HDTV, complementing their functionality its capabilities, including access to the network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection.

However, users can get Google TV access to YouTube or other video streaming services, as well as to full browsing. It is expected that although the console Google TV will be produced by Sony and will go on sale for $ 299, it will use the Android operating system and browser Chrome, but the device itself will bear the brand of Google. It is reported that the Internet giant is trying to negotiate with providers of cable and satellite television to offer their subscribers the prefix Google TV as an attachment to a package of services for an additional $ 10 - $ 15 per month.

Simple QWERTY candybar Pantech Link - first impressions

We have already mentioned in the news about the mobile phone Pantech Link, is one of the novelties of the Spring portfolio of U.S. operator AT & T. However, information about it so far has been very little, as yet not published photographs or images. And now a worldwide network penetrated photo and video Pantech Link, made at the exhibition CTIA Wireless. This phone is made in a candybar with 2.4-inch display (not touch) and a QWERTY keyboard.

The device is equipped with 1.3 megapixel camera, slot microSD, GPS receiver, Bluetooth wireless module supports cellular network of the third generation. Journalists resource Unwired View, who had the opportunity to consider and try Pantech Link, noted that this device is 10 mm thick very comfortable in the hand, he caseback obrezinena, and the keyboard is quite suitable for printing. Somewhat disappointed to only simple little camera, but the device is clearly not claim to the title of high-quality camera phone. Pantech Link supports up to 3 hours battery talk time and up to 10 days in standby mode. It will be released in the U.S. operator AT & T in the second quarter of this year and is unlikely to be expensive.