mvsopen wrote:This is a Chumby, with Sony's name on it, correct?
Yep, Engadget & Gizmodo confirms it runs the Chumby O/S.
Sony introduces Dash Internet Viewer touchscreen tablet (Update: it runs Chumby OS!)
Update: We just confirmed that this device runs Chumby OS and is not portable (as in, there's no built-in battery). Rest assured, this is no slate / tablet rival -- in fact, it's more like a sophisticated alarm clock.
Update: So I got to play around with the Dash, and it's not bad at all—but it's almost disturbing how much it's just a "Sony Chumby"—in fact, after asking the reps, we've confirmed that it actually runs a somewhat flashier version of Chumby OS. The screen is bigger and better than the Chumby One, and it must have a little heftier processor to be able to handle full-screen streaming video. It works almost exactly like the Chumby (makes sense, since it runs the same OS).
You tap on the app you want when it's pictured, and it opens up. It retains Chumby's best features, like being able to set just about anything as an alarm (music, Pandora, and now YouTube, if for some reason you want that), although it is significantly bigger. I like it, but it doesn't have any of the vintage cutesy charm of the Chumby, instead looking big (comparatively), black, sleek, and, well, Sony.