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Amkette Launches EvoTV Box In India

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Amkette launches EvoTV to enable users surf Internet on TV - The Economic Times (click for full article)

    NEW DELHI: IT peripherals maker Amkette today launched a new device 'EvoTV' priced at Rs 9,995, which will allow users to surf Internet on their television sets in the same way they do on their computers.

    The company is betting big on the device and expects as much as 50 per cent of its revenues to come from the product.

    Similar to Apple TV, EvoTV is a digital media device which allows users to access content like videos, games and websites using WiFi and broadband connection. It comes with a remote that acts like a mouse and has a mic to facilitate conversations on VoIP (like Skype).
     
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    Well the article mentioned that Google TV is coming to India - and that the EvoTV is coming to North America (within 3 months) - so competition is a good thing.
     
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    We want competition of course but in my opinion, competition among several incompatible devices like this does us no good at all. No one product will ever have a market significant enough to justify many companies being interested in developing applications. The kind of competition I want is all companies competing to make the best Google TV devices and best Google TV applications at the best prices. This isn't unlike the Blu-ray vs. HD DVD format war, as long as consumers were confused about which format to buy and retailers were confused about which format to carry and companies confused about which format to support and the market was tiny, nothing much to benefit consumers was possible. Once HD DVD bowed out, things started cooking, consumers got involved and prices plummeted. Just look at DVD and CD, one format for each product type and every company competing for a share of a very large market, that is how competition heats up for consumer products when there is a market large enough to justify investment and research and development.

    If EvoTV launches here to compete with Google TV and Apple TV and Roku and LG smart TV and who knows what else, consumers can only respond with head scratching, not purchasing products. I have already made the decision for everybody, Google TV has the most potential, let's get behind it and get things rocking and rolling!
     
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