Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is trying to convince developers to optimize their sites for it’s new Google TV by offering free Google TVs! Google says it will give away 10,000 devices to developers and has already handed out 3,000 of them to attendees at the Adobe (NSDQ: ADBE) MAX conference recently.
You can sign up for the Google TV giveaway at https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googletvgiveaway/. You must do this by November 3rd so time is running out. While there is no guarantee that you will be one of the 2,500 people offered the Google TV device, it does not hurt to try. They only ask a few basic questions so I assume they will give it out based on some sort of random criteria. The winner will be selected on or before January 31st so you will still need to be patient before you can get your hands on one.
If you cannot stand the wait, Google TV devices available now include the Sony internet TV, Sony Blu-ray player and Logitech Revue. The prices range between $399 and $599. Developers can learn how to optimize their existing website here or sign up for upcoming access to the updates here.