D-Link and Boxee are announcing today that their Boxee Box will start to ship on November 10. Consumers who pre-ordered the set-top box could get it as soon as November 11, according to the Boxee blog. The product will arrive in stores starting November 17.
The Boxee Box will feature Boxee’s new 1.0 software, and the company will preview the new version at a launch event in New York on November 10. (Does that date sound familiar? That’s right, NewTeeVee Live is on the same day.) The new software will come with, among other things, a completely revamped web browser based on Webkit. Mac, PC and Linux desktop versions of the software will be available in early 2011, according to Boxee’s VP of marketing Andrew Kippen.
There was recently some confusion about the status of Boxee pre-orders after Amazon emailed its customers that it will cancel the order if they don’t reaffirm their commitment by mid November. However, Kippen assured me that there’s no need for further action if you have pre-ordered your Boxee box via Amazon.com, and all pre-orders will ship as planed.
Check out my recent interview with Boxee CEO Avner Ronen below:
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