San Diego - Sony launched a contest to entice app developers to create new apps for its tabletop Dash Personal Internet Viewer.
During the next four months, Sony will provide Dash units to eligible entrants on loan, enabling the contestants to create new Dash apps. Cash prizes of more than $5,000 will be awarded to developers of top apps.
More details and contest rules are available at
Sony's Dash features a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi and access to Internet services. The device streams pushed information services, downloads apps from a store of more than 1,000 free apps, streams Pandora and Slacker Internet radio services, streams the Netflix and Hulu Plus video-streaming services, and connects to Facebook and YouTube. It also features photo viewer and alarm clock functions.
The Dash is currently available for about $149 at Sony Style retail stores,
and throughout the Sony authorized retailer network nationwide.
Sometime during the summer, Sony will expand the Dash selection to three models with the launch of a portable AC/DC model and a new non-portable model.