I was hoping for a nice streaming podcast client because NPR has a tremendous directory of podcasts (I already have the most-Emailed app). I see that there are a few if them available for stock chumby but Mediafly and youstreams are apparently also restricted on the infocast.
For almost $200 you would think that infocast wouldn't put this kind of restriction on the device if they want to sell more of them. In a whole store with thousands of products it's hard to find this thing. I did see that local best buy in the last two weeks positioned all of their "digital lifestyle" products closer to the front door and facing the incoming store traffic but honestly if you didn't already hear about it online I wouldn't have known this thing existed. They DID place one over by the digital cameras to show customers who have questions about photos though.
The content restriction would normally be enough for me to want to return it on principle but maybe they have other licensing restrictions we don't know about. The webkit demo you guys put together actually proves what the device is capable of - if it had full flash player it would be a complete usable browser (youtube wants to upgrade - I'll fiddle with that later).
I will give it a chance - the idea of having an inexpensive VNC based thin client terminal or a QT based streaming podcast client, or a MythTV front end for Standard Def recordings (even if I have to transcode on the server) is just too appealing to rush to judgment.
I clearly need to spend more time hanging out in your wiki because this device is still a lot more open then a lot of vendors.