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Chumby tech to reach tablets, TVs

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Fri July 9, 2010

Chumby software to be used in TVs, tablets, more

Chumby software may soon extend its reach beyond the Chumby One, Sony Dash, and Insignia's Infocast picture frame to include tablet computers, TVs and home energy control monitors. Chumby is open-source software that includes an applications market and the company is marketing the software as a media platform that is easily adaptable for a multitude of portable and home electronics.

Chumby Chief Executive Steve Tomlin believes there is a massive market waiting to be tapped, estimating that about 40 million portable devices that could be adapted to run Chumby's software are sold annually in the US.

The company has two of its own products; the aforementioned Chumby One and the Chumby Classic, both Linux-based. There are some 1,500 apps available for Chumby-powered devices, including Facebook, Pandora and Twitter apps as well as Flickr access. Content updates, be they headlines, online sales, or status updates appear as a stream of information that is constantly updated. [via Forbes]



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