Toshiba has unveiled plans to bring TV Widgets to its HDTVs in 2009, by squeezing Network Players into certain new Toshiba televisions as well as launching a standalone Network Player with widget talents for TVs that don’t come network ready.
The new TV Widgets concept has been co-developed by Intel, Yahoo and Microsoft’s Extender for Windows Media Center. The idea being that Toshiba’s TVs will be able to access Internet TV as well as stream movie content as well as live and recorded TV. Brought to life on your screen by a Widgets Channel, you’ll also be able to access instant online info and news, and social networks such as MySpace.
One of Toshiba’s top dogs, Yoshi Uchiyama said, “key to Toshiba’s home network strategy is a focus on simplicity – making it simple to connect, simple to operate and simple to access content. The new line of Toshiba AV devices with Network Players will open up an entire new world of content delivery in a way that consumers will like.”
We’ll be visiting the Toshiba booth here at CES where TV Widgets will be on show via the new Network Player enabled Regza TVs and the standalone player.
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Out: 2009 | £TBC | Toshiba