You may recall that my main gripe with the O2 Joggler is that for an internet-enabled device its functionality is too limited. There’s talk of it soon having the now-obligatory “app store” but sadly for O2 they may have just been beaten to the punch by Sony, who announced their “personal internet viewer” Dash at CES yesterday.
This little box doesn’t look like it has a full web browser, but with a reported 1000+ free apps available at launch it covers a hell of a lot more content than the Joggler does. Of course, the Dash won’t do the SMS-integration and what-have-you offered by O2, but how many Jogglers are being bought for that stuff? I wouldn’t suspect that figure is very high.
If the Dash goes on sale in the UK with a reasonable price tag (it’s starting at $199 in the US – fingers-crossed that means somewhere south of £150 over here) then it’ll certainly be more tempting than the Joggler ever was.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot more Amazon email “newsletters” than i used to. I was considering writing something here about this annoyance… but Andrew Taylor beat me to it. His post is much better than the half-witted grumble mine would’ve been.