said by lijacobs: said by JPL:
Right... which is the Nexus tablet. Look at the press package. There's an item under there titled 'The new remote...' And they show a picture of the Nexus, and talk about the fact that the tablet will serve as your remote.
If you look at the entire, long, tedious video of the announcement they do show one of the announcers holding a traditional, small remote. Each of the very small STB's (which is also a WAP and an ethernet swtch BTW) comes with a traditional, small remote. The Nexus tab is gravy.
Ok, I'll take that back, then. I didn't watch the video. I went by what was on their website. Just seems odd to make a point of the fact that your tablet is your remote on their website. I got the wrong impression... it's easy to see other consumers doing the same. Generally when you advertize some novelty, it's treated as an add-on, not as the main feature.
I'm sure much more will shake out as the product rolls out there and the various tech writers get their hands on it.