Sony’s new “personal internet viewer” branded “Dash” will stream Netflix content you can access though their queue-based interface. The wireless device will automatically update your choices when the Netflix app is selected. The Dash features a 7-inch touch display and built-in speakers, and can be angled on a table or set on its back for viewing. It also has USB and headphone ports.
The Dash interface will contain over 1,500 apps from Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform, and display real-time Flash widgets from Chumby.com. (Chumby is mostly open source running on the Linux platform, with customizable widgets and Flash objects delivering real-time info.)
As well as Netflix, the Dash will also offer content from Demand Media, which includes eHow, Golflink and LiveStrong.com.
Introduced at CES 2010 amidst rumors of the Apple iPad and the introduction of the Windows 7 tablet, the Dash is expected to hit shelves in April 2010 and will run about $199.