If you’ve been following Chumby Industries at all, you know the company was more interested in licensing out its Internet mini apps than making actual hardware devices. Yes, there’s the recent Chumby One, but it’s good to see that Sony’s now enlisted Chumby’s services to help power its upcoming Dash personal Internet viewer, which arrives this April for $199.99.
The Dash features a 7-inch color touch screen (measured diagonally) and access to more than 1,000 free Internet apps, including news, calendars, weather, sports, social networking and more via your existing home wireless connection. On top of that, you can tap into audio and video content from Sony’s Bravia Internet video platform, including YouTube, Pandora Internet radio, Epicurious, Crackle, Livestrong, Blip.tv.
According to Sony, other content includes a Navteq app for traffic updates on a customized route and a Cozi app for simple management and syncing of family calendars.