It’s been rumored all over the Internet that Logitech has suspended Google TV production.
The rumors, repeated by well-known blogs – and then some – stated that Logitech was halting further production of the Revue while waiting on some unknown update from Google itself.
What was the update from the mothership supposed to do? The rumors never said distinctly, instead suggesting that there were both serious problems with the Google TV software itself as well as with the sales of the unit (questionably lackluster). Logitech took the opportunity while at CES to set the record straight.
Pamela McCracken, Director of Public Relations at Google, shows off a few features of the
Revue – their first product using the new Google TV software.
Not only is production of the Revue continuing as planned, but Logitech just landed their first new retailer since launch. Soon, in addition to availability at BestBuy as well as at Amazon and Bestbuy.com, the Logitech Revue will be available at Costco brick and mortar stores nationwide.
It’s a powerful move that will put the Revue, as well as Google TV, in front of the eyes of millions of people who probably would not see it otherwise.
The box, which runs just a penny under $300, works best when used in conjunction with a pre-existing premium television provider. Logitech is already rolling out accessories for the Revue like an HD webcam at $149.99, which allows families to video chat with each other.