Before you read this, head on over to Google.com and start looking for any and all Google-hosted conferences – you’ll probably want to attend early after hearing this. According to ATD, Google had themselves another Oprah moment, but what they gave away at Google I/O each year since 2007 is nothing compared to what they gave away to the 600 attendees at their Google Zeitgeist conference yesterday.
All attendees received Google TV, three months of Dish service (I assume from Dish Network, as ATD capitalized it), a Sony Bravia TV (size not disclosed) and complimentary installation services from geek squad (though who really needs that unless you’re wall-mounting?)
I must say: I’m quite the jealous bird over here. The event was being held in Paradise Valley, Arizona. I’m still not sure what the conference is for exactly, though I’m going to be doing my homework for the next time they come around with it. What about this Google TV they got, though? Was it the solution embedded into Bravia TVs we’ve heard about before or is there some sort of set-top-box Google’s already got a final release for ahead of Logitech and their Revue unit?
Perhaps one of those lucky attendees will grace us with a video unboxing of epic proportions once they receive the goods. I wonder how Google would handle delivery. I’d die to see a huge crate of electronics dropped in via helicopter, Dumbo style.