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Cisco's umi and Logitech's Revue: two new connected devices

Thursday 7 October 2010 | 13:34 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Market Commentary
Cisco has presented umi ('you me'), a system for video calls over a TV. However it's highly questionable whether this will catch on. While the specifications suggest a high-quality service, the system has a high price tag, of USD 600 plus USD 25 per month. Furthermore, umi is only, for the moment, suitable for one-to-one calls. More positive is a certain level of interoperability with Google video chat. A different piece of hardware was announced by Logitech, the Revue. Similar to Apple TV, the new 'buddy box' brings broadband content to the TV. This is the first product with Google TV

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Apple / Cisco UK / Google / Logitech / Roku
Countries: World
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