Sony's new Dash, a Wi-Fi touch screen device that pushes real-time, personalized Internet content to users in their homes or offices, is now available for about $199 at www.sonystyle.com, Sony Style retail stores and other authorized U.S. dealers
Featuring a 7-inch color touch screen, Dash uses your existing wireless internet connection to provide a continuous display of your selections from free apps, many provided by chumby industries, inc., including news, calendars, weather, sports, and social networking. In addition, through BRAVIA Internet Video, Dash can bring you TV episodes, films and additional video content and music from providers such as CBS"!, Netflix, YouTube"!, Pandora"!, Slacker and more.
With Dash, a playlist of your own personalized internet world is constantly refreshed and pushed to you, reducing the need to search for your favorite content or to log onto your favorite sites. Dash also allows you to wake up a whole new way with music videos, internet radio, or any video content available on the Dash instead of a traditional alarm clock buzzer.
Further, Dash can multitask. For example, if used on a kitchen countertop, internet radio can be playing in the background while you use your Dash to follow a recipe step-by-step.
Adding to Dash' content offerings, CNBC"! and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will each be offering apps for the Dash, displaying business news and market information as well as enabling you to access the high quality simple recipes.
CNBC s app will also be pre-loaded in the Sony Dash and will feature real-time financial and business news, market information, stocks to watch, and more.