Posted Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 01:40 PM PST by Mike Attebery
Sony’s personal internet viewer gets kicked up a notch with a dash of Netflix.
There’s been a surprising lack of love for Sony’s Dash since it was announced. The reason isn’t versatility or ability – it’s based on the Chumby OS which has thousands of apps already available – but portability. The Sony Dash is a tablet without a battery.
It’s not a bad device, the idea of a 7” tablet that has to stay in one place is a bummer. With the addition of Netflix though, the Dash got a whole lot more appealing.
The Dash itself runs only $199, which isn’t too bad for a small and moveable Netflix player. If you want to watch movies in the kitchen, in the bath, or as you’re going to bed, it’s a handy device. It’s also got an alarm feature that will allow you to wake up to your favorite app, which could theoretically be set up to start a movie streaming.
Sure, the WVGA touch screen isn’t going to blow any minds. 800 x 480 isn’t amazing, but for a 7” screen it probably won’t be too bad.
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