updated 06:10 pm EDT, Fri September 24, 2010
Sony teases Google TV event for October 12
Sony tonight sent an invitation to the press for an official unveiling of its Google TV-capable Bravia line. The request implies just one model as the "first Internet Television" and shows a glimpse of a new look that combines the monolithic design of existing sets with a new wireframe stand. Sony doesn't give clues as to features but expects to have live demos.
Most of the features are likely to be those coming directly from Google itself. The Google TV platform provides live searching of both the web and supported set-top boxes, such as the programming guide and the DVR. It runs on Android and will support third-party apps, but most activity will happen in a full Chrome browser with support for Flash.
Sony is so far the only company to have lined up for a fully integrated TV. The only other partners to date are Logitech and Dish, who will provide a separate Google TV box and eventually a full Dish device respectively.