Ikea shocked the world when it announced it was going to sell its own Uppleva TV, an all-in-one TV/furniture hybrid that's aimed at neat freaks who hate unsightly cables. Here's a checklist of features you'll get if you're dropping the cash on a set.
First, the Uppleva TV will on sale next month in select stores in France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden. U.S. Ikea stores will get the Uppleva in 2013.
Second, YouTube, Vimeo and the Dailymotion video apps will come pre-installed. Each set will also come with an open Internet browser (rumored to be Opera), a wireless subwoofer and built-in Blu-ray player. Ikea even mentions that couch potatoes will be able to get in a little gaming (most likely via casual apps or Angry Birds), too.
Apps will vary by region, but there should be "around 20 apps per country."
TV screen sizes will range from 24 to 46-inches to fit the needs of any room and as first reported, a variety of customizations will be offered — from colors to patterns to finishes.
This is in addition to the info that we already know: 1080p HD display, 2.1 sound system, two USB ports, four HDMI ports, and one sleek design of your own choice.
Pricing is still approximately $960, but for what size, we've no idea. Who's getting an Uppleva?