New range of Samsung HD TVs to be available with Yahoo! widgets for Internet access
(Telecomworldwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, a manufacturer of consumer electronics,
announced on 5 January that a new range of network ready HD TVs due to
be available in the spring of 2009 will be powered by the Yahoo! Widget
Engine from Yahoo! Inc.
The TVs, which are equipped with a built-in Ethernet port, will be able
to access Internet content built on applications using the open source
Yahoo! Widget Engine. Initial applications intended to be available
include Flickr, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Weather and Yahoo! Finance,
together with third-party content from other well-known brands,
including USA Today, YouTube, eBay and Showtime.
Samsung say that only select models in their new 2009 range will
support the service. No price details or model details were disclosed.
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