Sony will be the first to offer a Google TV device in Germany, with sales beginning in September. Spiegel.de reported that Sony would make the announcement at IFA at the end of this month. Sony will then sell the set-top box, confusingly named “NSZ-GS7,” mid-September for € 199.

The launch of the Google TV platform could be a major stepping-stone for Google’s European TV expansion. At CES this year, Google highlighted its European plans with hopes that it would boost sales.

We will be live at IFA to cover the device when it is announced. Wer aufgeregt?

[Spiegel.de via GigaOm]