Released Sony Bravia SDK means widgets are coming

Who hasn’t sat in front of their HDTV thinking about wonderful little apps that could float on top of live TV all widget-like: weather, RSS feeds, webcams, sports scores, anything. Now Sony has released the SDK for its Japanese Bravia TVs with the hope that developers will create such apps. Samsung high-end LCDs have had a similar functionality but Sony is taking it to another level with this Windows-only app aimed at creating your own. Sony is even holding a competition with only restriction is that the apps max out in size at 1.3MB for speedy load times. Winners will get a Bravia 40-inch LCD, Blu-ray player or digital cam with the runners up receiving digital Walkmans. Hopefully Sony will work out all the bugs over in tomorrow land and we will see a similar option sometime soon here in the States.