Earlier today, we told you that Samsung was showing off two unannounced Google TV devices here at CES. Well, they are no longer unannounced, as Sammy has issued a press release formally announcing their foray into Google TV. No real concrete information has been released, other than the fact that it will be available sometime before the end of the 1st half of this year.
Continue after the break for the press release and for our photo gallery of Samsung’s Google TV set-top box and Blu-ray players.
SAMSUNG EXPANDS BLU-RAY AND COMPANION BOX LINEUP
New Blu-ray Player and Companion Box Enabling Google TV Unveiled at iCES 2011
LAS VEGAS, Jan 7, 2011-Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. ., unveiled a new Blu-ray player and companion box enabling Google TV, as part of its ongoing smart TV product offerings.
As part of Samsung’s continued roll-out of smart TV products and services, Samsung’s new Blu-ray player and companion box enabling Google TV lets consumers surf the Internet on their TV screens just as they would on a computer including the ability to update social networks, track fantasy football scores, check e-mail and more.
Seamlessly integrating web content into a traditional TV watching experience, Samsung’s new Blu-ray player and companion box enabling Google TV feature an Android based platform, which will include a variety of Internet services for consumers. . In addition, a special Google TV remote control will provide users with a full QWERTY keypad and voice search supported through an internal microphone.
Sitting at the heart of Samsung’s smart TV home digital entertainment, the new Blu-ray player and companion box enabling Google TV will be on display at CES Booth #11033 throughout the show. The new devices are expected to be available at retail by 1st half, 2011.
For more information about Samsung’s technology lineup at CES 2011, and to track buzz during the show, visit www.samsungces2011.com.
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