Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Nov 2011 22:17 UTC
Multimedia, AV "Yesterday, Logitech hosted an Analyst and Investor Day and during his remarks, CEO Guerrino De Luca pulled absolutely no punches in describing the 'mistakes' the company made with its Logitech Revue Google TV set top box. Calling the company's Christmas 2010 launch 'a mistake of implementation of a gigantic nature', De Luca told investors that the company had 'brought closure to the Logitech Revue saga' by making plans to let inventory run out this quarter and that there are 'no plans to introduce another box to replace Revue'."
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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Sun 13th Nov 2011 20:15 UTC
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2006-01-10

I don't get why Logitech is bashing the product they partnered with Google on here. Unless they recently partnered with Apple, or plan to roll out their own device to compete with Google TV, this seems like unneeded, and unprofessional drama. I get there's issues with Google TV, namely that it's an unfinished product that they were charging $300 for.

I think Google should just finally open source it (if not already in ICS). Let the homebrew crowd tweak it to something more useful. I'm sure the content owners will slowly roll out ways to get TV on AndroidOS either through apps, Flash or HTML5. HTML5, when the spec is finalized, seems like it would be the choice considering iOS.

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RE: Comment by robojerk
by tomcat on Mon 14th Nov 2011 23:31 in reply to "Comment by robojerk"
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2006-01-06

I don't get why Logitech is bashing the product they partnered with Google on here. Unless they recently partnered with Apple, or plan to roll out their own device to compete with Google TV, this seems like unneeded, and unprofessional drama. I get there's issues with Google TV, namely that it's an unfinished product that they were charging $300 for


Because Logitech has shareholders, and they have to explain their poor performance. It wasn't optional.

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