PS3 to double as IPTV box - in Korea
Korea’s primary telecom operator, KT, and Sony are teaming up to add more value to the PS3 for Korean customers. They are planning to launch an Internet TV service that will run on the PS3. Right now that’s all the information that we have. Neither company is willing to give up any additional info at this time.
The real question for those of us that don’t live in Korea is…will we be getting something similar down the road? An IPTV solution for the PS3 would be a real value-adder in my opinion, if done properly.
The PS3 seems to be a pretty interesting device…as long as you don’t want to play games on it. Right now there is very little that is exclusive to the console, game wise, and it still seems like a hard purchase for me. However, the rumored price dropped 40 gb model, IPTV possibilities, and the fact that Blu-Ray is doing well sales wise…all make me more interested in the PS3 than I’ve ever been.
Still not enough to buy it…but they’re getting there.