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Boxee Box To Cost £199 In UK

D-link manufactured, XMBC-based Boxee Box will cost £199 when it goes on sale in the UK towards the end of the year in mid-November.

The device which is powered by Intel's CE4100 Atom processor, the same as in the Google TV (Logitech Revue), will probably be available on Amazon UK.

Boxee's Avner Ronen also stated that the device will be released in a number of European countries and in Canada shortly through D-Link's extensive network of partners.

The box is being pitched to those looking to experience the internet on a full screen, possibly in full HD, 1080p with 5.1 surround sound where possible, use a remote rather than a keyboard and mouse and watch internet-based content on their big screen.

The UK-based boxee will have access to content from BBC, Last.fm, CNET, CNN, Channel 4, Comedy Central, Facebook, ITV, MTV Music, MyspaceTV, Youtube, Flickr, and Picasa and will also offer a library of free and paif-for content over the internet.

At £199, it will have a very tough time to compete against the Google TV and the Apple TV which is available for less than half the price and comes with native integration with Apple iTunes.

You can find more about the box here (opens in new tab) (you can download the Boxee software for free) and here.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.