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Forget Google TV, Amkette Evo is here!

PTI 16 Jun 2012, 14:07:30 IST
New Delhi, Jun 16: IT peripherals maker Amkette has launched a new device ‘EvoTV' priced at Rs 9,995, which will allow users to surf Internet on their television sets in the same way they do on their computers.

The company is betting big on the device and expects as much as 50 per cent of its revenues to come from the product.

Similar to Apple TV, EvoTV is a digital media device which allows users to access content like videos, games and websites using WiFi and broadband connection. It comes with a remote that acts like a mouse and has a mic to facilitate conversations on VoIP (like Skype).

The Android operating system-based device will be available by June-end in Delhi (and NCR), Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata, and will be launched in 40 cities by the end of August this year.

Google, which operates the Android platform, also plans to launch its set-top box ‘Google TV' to allow viewers to use their device both for television viewing as well as accessing the Internet simultaneously without adjusting any cables.

The company also plans to export the device to Middle East, Europe and North America in the next three months, he said.

Once known for its floppy drives, Amkette's current product range includes wireless keyboards, flash storage and audio peripherals.

The device is powered by twin ARM processors and comes preloaded with basic applications. Users can also download more apps from the Android application market - Google Play.