Looks like that rumor about UK retailer John Lewis [prepping its own webOS-powered smart TVs was right on the money. The retailer has today announced three new sets running webOS in collaboration with LG, which owns the platform. The 1080p smart TVs with passive 3D tech come in 49-, 55- and 60-inch flavors, for £1399, £1699 and £2100 respectively. A 50-watt, 2.2 channel soundbar is included in the stand, along with a subwoofer and two pairs of 3D glasses.
John Lewis' JL9000-series TVs also boast an 8-megapixel camera for Skype calls, as well as a "magic remote" allowing pointing, scrolling, gesture or voice commands. The company boasts of built-in apps for NOW TV, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Demand5, YouTube, Skype, Twitter and Facebook.
The JL9000 TVs are available now from John Lewis' brick-and-mortar and online stores, and buyers will get a five-year guarantee included at no extra cost.
For more on webOS TV, be sure to check out our first look from CES 2014.
Source: John Lewis