In a very innovative move, Vodafone launches an all new innovative “Web Box” which actually turns your television into a smart television. Now, you may get a doubt on whether this device is actually a smart phone, dock or a tablet which is being talked about, you will be surprised to know that this is actually an Android Keyboard which basically uses the standard RCA connectors to enable the Internet connectivity for all the televisions which comes with the Standard USB Ports which almost is a common thing in all the LCD, LED as well as in all the Plasma Televisions. While this keyboard which is shown below may look like a normal keyboard but it’s actually isn’t as it’s a data device running on the Eclair 2.1 version of Android and also comes along with an antenna which supports 2.5G as well as 2.75G EDGE Network.
As soon as you connect this Android laden keyboard with your television, you will see that an all new User INTERFACE will be popping up where in you will not only able to surf the internet but also it allows you to insert the Vodafone SIM Card and can make use of tools like Opera Mini 5.1 version , some cool applications which are bundled in this device and also Games, Email, SMS, Audio, Video as well as FM Radio too can be enjoyed with the help of this keyboard. Apart from the above listed, it also acts like a dictionary and a basic text editor.
So, isn’t it exciting? Yes, it is. So, to get this all you need to do is to contact Vodafone at your place or region. Though it’s not available World Wide but it will soon be launched in the regions where Vodafone operates. As of now this keyboard is a locked keyboard, you will not be able to insert any other operator’s SIM Card in this keyboard. So, with the arrival of this keyboard, this marks an innovative gadget which is an Android keyboard.
If you thought that this will cost a bomb, it’s not the case as this just costs around 110$ – 120$. It even offers some exciting bundle offers along with this price tag. For example this keyboard was launched in India couple of days back which comes with the freebies like free 2GB SD Card, 12 GB data usage which will be valid for a period of 6 months also soon for all Indian customers there’s one more thing to cheer as this one will also soon come with the 24 month contract and will be a money back thing. So by the end of 24 months, the effective cost of the device is just waived off in terms of discounts.
Though it’s still not known that whether this device will actually get an access to the Android Market Place on your Television so that you can easily download and enjoy the applications right on your television without you needing to buy an Android smart phone to enjoy the Android applications. This is basically a sleek, black, 14 x 25cm QWERTY keyboard. Do let us know on what you think about this all new innovation from Vodafone on the Android front in the comments section below.