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  • Logitech Denies Google TV Rumor While Apple Confirms Apple TV Sales


    Last week, reports surfaced that sales of the much-hyped Google TV have largely fallen flat to date. Accompanying that news was a report from DigiTimes that Logitech had ceased shipments of its Revue Google TV boxes for the time being, awaiting Google's software update. The report stated that Logitech's supplier, Gigabyte Technology, has suffered "financial setbacks" due to the halted distribution.

    On Tuesday, however, Barron's published an email - and a carefully worded one at that - from Nancy Morrison, a Logitech executive who flatly denied on Monday that Google had asked Logitech to halt production of the Revue. "Logitech has not been asked by Google to suspend production of its Google TV products," the message stated. "As those familiar with the product know, it is not necessary for Logitech to make changes to the Logitech Revue with Google TV companion box to accommodate future enhancements to Google TV." Dancing around the undeniable fact that sales of Google TV have been less than stellar, Morrison added that "Logitech is currently meeting the inventory needs of its retail customers, continuing to ship products on schedule to meet their holiday and post-holiday demand."

    But while Logitech does damage control to protect an already diminished brand, Apple was busy confirming on Monday that estimates from the previous week that Apple TV sales would top one-million by Christmas had, in fact, proven accurate. John Paczkowski of All Things Digital revealed that the Cupertino-based tech giant confirmed to him that the $99 Apple TV had, indeed, exceeded the one-million unit threshold within the first three months of the product's release.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Logitech Denies Google TV Rumor While Apple Confirms Apple TV Sales started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      People are paying over a grand for Apple's new netbook so I don't think a few hundred dollars more for a wifi television is going to phase them.
      True. Out of those netbook consumers, what number are even interested in AppleTV in the first place?
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone?3gs View Post
      I havent heard much about the GTV. For the price range its not worth it....
      Thats kinda what I'm going off of too. I don't know a single person yet with either product. Im still set on getting atv. I have apple everything else so why not atv
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by Team Infecti0n View Post
      With all due respect, Mike is right. They can serve as a wireless keyboard/mouse. It's just the idea that baffles though... Having to buy a device other than the real thing... But he is right, it does work. I think his message was to those who already have these devices. By the way: Apple be humble. We're going to make millions and... Just stop. People ended up losing a lot when they do stuff like that. Titanic went down when they said not even god could sink the ship, or the beatles which they highly advertise said they were more popular than god. I'm not trying to be religious here, that isn't the point. Look at where those people/things ended up. Be humble Apple
      Umm, the Beatles ended up in a pretty good spot.
    1. Team Infecti0n's Avatar
      Team Infecti0n -
      After the misunderstood statement Lennon said they went down from there. Lets get back on Topic now
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Umm, the Beatles ended up in a pretty good spot.
      Well the person that said that did get shot (I'm not saying it's because he said "We're bigger than Jesus", though).

      Does anyone here even have a GTV?