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Toshiba Cell TV
Toshiba Cell TV

Toshiba rocked CES 2010 with its Internet-connected Cell TVs, which came with massive computing power and a long list of cool features.

The coolest of all: Not only did the TVs show 3D content, but they also converted regular 2D programming into 3D. Plus, they featured a built-in video camera, microphone and software for easy video calls and a super-bright LED display.

Toshiba execs touted Cell TV as 10 times more powerful than the average PC, thanks to the gadget's eight-core processors.

The "ultrapremium" device sounded like a dream, and that's how it stayed -- at least for most of the world. Toshiba told CES attendees to expect a U.S. shipping date in September 2010, but it never materialized. The TV is available in Japan for more than $11,000.

Stateside, Toshiba plans to bring some of Cell TV's features to market with the new Cevo chipset. But details on that release, too, remain sketchy.

By Julianne Pepitone @CNNMoneyTech - Last updated January 08 2012: 1:39 PM ET
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