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Move over BoxeeBox, here comes PopBox!

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"Following closely on the heels of the December announcement of D-Link's BoxeeBox, Syabas Technology today said it will ship a $129 Internet-based A/V streaming set-top box (STB) in March. Both new gadgets have the potential to give Roku's popular Netflix-streaming STB a run for its money.

"All three boxes can deliver range of Internet-based A/V streaming and social networking services to consumer's TVs. Like Roku's digital video player STB, the PopBox will include Netflix on-demand video streaming when it first ships. D-Link, meanwhile, is rumored to be scrambling to add Netflix streaming support to its BoxeeBox device as well, prior to inaugural shipments of that device. All three run embedded Linux OSes, and all are expected to sell for less than $200.

"Syabas says it will demo a PopBox prototype running the 20 apps listed below this week at CES in Las Vegas, with additional apps expected to be on the box when it ships in March."

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