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HP India To Launch Vayu Internet TV Device; Why Not Solve The Connectivity Puzzle?

Hewlett Packard India has created an internet access device that can be connected to a TV set allowing users to surf the internet on the same screen, reports The Times of India. Dubbed as the Vayu Internet Device, the set-top-box, based on Linux, will offer internet browsing as well as small applications called tasklets through an application store. According to the report, the device can be used with existing tv remotes, without the need for a keyboard or mouse, since it allows users to create categories for websites and access them without keying in URLs, although users comfortable with the input devices can also plug them in. Features: Vayu can connect to the internet through a Wifi or ethernet based connection or through a 3G USB donfle. The device also has built in storage that can store media such as photos, videos, music and other documents. It also offers device to device content sharing and video conferencing abilities. It can also hook up with a mobile phone, likely through Bluetooth or Wifi, to receive messages and web URLs. The report mentions, that the device will feature an intuitive interface, however we've still not seen any visual depiction. Most likely, it will be based on a customized shell, since core Linux experiences barring a few such as Ubuntu, are not really user friendly, in our opinion. Specifications: Vayu comes with 1GB of RAM, an 8GB internal flash memory, USB Ports, WIfi and Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to a microphone, speakers,and a display. It can…

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