Japanese consumer electronics firm Akai has announced the launch of an Android-based digital media device, called the Smart Box. Priced at Rs. 6590, the Akai Smart Box works with all sorts of televisions, be it CRT, Plasma, LCD or LED, and allows users to use TV to browse Internet, play games and use Android apps.
The Akai Smart Box runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and is powered by a 1.25GHz processor. The device comes with a wireless mouse for navigation. The Smart Box features 4GB internal storage, card slot that supports storage up to 32GB HDMI port, and 4xUSB2.0 Ports. Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, AV port, 3G dongle and 2G network support, built-in IM such as Google Talk, Skype and Yahoo, social networking sites, YouTube video support, preloaded games, access to Android apps via Google Play store and DLNA support.
- Android Operating System
- Unlimited Internet Browsing (Open System)
- 1.25 GHz CPU Processor
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet port
- 3G Dongle and 2G Network support
- Creates Wi-Fi Hotspot
- HDMI port for Full HD video playback
- AV port
- 4 x USB 2.0 ports
- SD/MMC card slot (Supports upto 32 GB)
- Headphone and Mic Jack
- Wireless mouse
- 4GB Internal Memory
- In-built IM (Google Talk, Skype, Yahoo) & Social Networking Sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
- Supports YouTube Video
- Unlimited applications access through Google Playstore
- Calendar and Calculator function
- DLNA Support
“Our Smart Box is set to change the way people watch television in India. TVs, irrespective of whether it’s a colour TV or LCDs and LEDs, are compatible with the device and using Smart Box can be converted into a smart television,” says Akai Managing Director Pranay Dhabhai in a release.