It makes sense as TV becomes more interactive and the user experience becomes more active that the traditional push-the-button remote should become more like a keyboard and less like a cell phone. That's why set-top box giant Motorola (NYSE: MOT) has enhanced its product line with a keyboard-enabled remote control.
The Moto unit, carrying the unwieldy name NYXboard "has a shot at hitting the mainstream as part of a larger IPTV rollout (because) the vast majority of consumers aren't going to jump on board with products like Google TV (Nasdaq: GOOG) and the others when their Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) box currently works," according to CrunchGear.
Of course the success of the Moto remote will depend entirely on cable operators who, as a rule, don't include Moto equipment as part of their set-top rollouts.
- CrunchGear has this article
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