Released Sony Bravia SDK means widgets are coming

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Who hasn’t sat in front of their HDTV thinking about wonderful little apps that could float on top of live TV all widget-like: weather, RSS feeds, webcams, sports scores, anything. Now Sony has released the SDK for its Japanese Bravia TVs with the hope that developers will create such apps. Samsung high-end LCDs have had a similar functionality but Sony is taking it to another level with this Windows-only app aimed at creating your own. Sony is even holding a competition with only restriction is that the apps max out in size at 1.3MB for speedy load times. Winners will get a Bravia 40-inch LCD, Blu-ray player or digital cam with the runners up receiving digital Walkmans. Hopefully Sony will work out all the bugs over in tomorrow land and we will see a similar option sometime soon here in the States.

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