GoogleTV's cast of partners -- in happier times

Remember those television commercials featuring actor Kevin Bacon touting GoogleTV?

Well, the company selling those GoogleTV devices, Logitech, now says the whole thing was an expensive mistake.

During an investor conference this week, Logitech CEO Guerrino De Luca delivered an amazingly strong-worded indictment of GoogleTV and of the company’s set-top box that offered the service, known as the Revue.

Logitech basically went to market with a half-cooked “beta” product “and it cost us dearly,” De Luca confessed, according to a report in the technology blog The Verge. Logitech will finish off its inventory of Revue devices this quarter, and has no plans to introduce a replacement, the report quoted De Luca as saying.

For those keeping score, that’s the second major GoogleTV launch partner to drop out. Earlier this year, Intel said it would cease making the chips used to power GoogleTV devices.