Sony Starts Holiday Hype For Dash

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is pushing its Sony Dash product as a hot holiday gift idea with through a month-long TV advertising campaign, the company said Thursday. 

The holiday campaign features a product-focused commercial spot that will be running throughout December during primetime slots in six major U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis.

Positioned as the ultimate holiday gift, the commercial promotes a special holiday price of $149.95 for the Dash.

Sony said it is also placing assisted selling reps at more than 400 select retail stores.  The reps are trained to inform holiday shoppers of the key messages and benefits of Sony Dash, the company said.

Dash is a table-top positioned 7-inch touchscreen LCD-based device running a variety of apps, including an alarm clock, photo viewer, Facebook access, and Sony's Bravia Internet Video platform to support streaming media services including: Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus and Slacker.

The hardware includes a 500MHz processor and 256MB of RAM.

The TV campaign launched December 4 and will run through Dec. 24. The tagline is "Sony Dash - real-time information, personally delivered," and is positioned as "the perfect holiday gift."

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