In a world where even cows are connected and transmit 200mb of data every year, isn’t it a little odd that your television can’t talk to the outside world. There are smart TV’s from Samsung and LG which require ditching an existing television set. How about making your current TV smarter? That’s what a unique and innovative device called Vodafone Webbox does.
Vodafone Webbox is a 14×25 cm measuring QWERTY keyboard with a chip which will turn your TV into a Internet monster. Webbox connects to the TV via RCA cables. With Webbox you can browse with Opera Mini V5 browser, send text messages and emails, listen to FM radio, play music and check photo galleries. Webbox is Android 2.1 powered which gives it greater flexibility. Webbox works with a 2.5G SIM card and also has a sdcard slot.
The device is speculated to be costing anywhere between Rs. 5000 to Rs. 6500.
Here’s how it works :
Pop in your SIM card into the slot. Connect the keyboard to the TV. Turn it on and start typing away into the Internet world. That’s how simple it is.
Connecting TV to the Internet typically means complicated set-up of set-top boxes and going through a series of installation steps. Webbox has taken out the complexity associated with bringing your TV on to the connected device pedestal. Still Webbox raises quite a few questions?
How much of Internet browsing can you accomplish on 2.5G speeds? With the SD card slot, can the Webbox be extended to run Android apps?