Webby is the Android-powered Chumby thing that hasn't won any awards -- yet
byTim Stevens||February 13th 2011 at 3:33amFebruary 13th 2011 3:33 am
What is a Webby? It is, according to its manufacturer Avantis, "a revolutionary new gadget which is like nothing your customers have seen before." That, of course, assumes they've never seen a Chumby, because that's basically what this is -- running Android, though. It features a suite of widgets and little apps that will let you stream internet radio, check your e-mails, cruise RSS feeds, and even wake up to an alarm. Yeah, familiar stuff, but the apparent lack of social networkability is a bit of a bummer. (There doesn't even seem to be a Twitter client!) It's powered by a 600MHz ARM CPU with 256MB of RAM, 2GB of internal flash paired with SD and USB expansion. The 3.5-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 320 x 240 and it'll connect over 802.11b/g/n WiFi. It even has a DMB tuner if you happen to be living in a land that's similarly equipped. All that controlled by the wonder that is Android 2.1, but for an undisclosed price.