Monday, August 7, 2006

Sony Debuts "mylo" WiFi Personal Communicator

Sony introduced its "mylo" personal communicator for the US market. The pocket-sized device works in any open 802.11b wireless network to provide instant messaging, VoIP calling, email, web browsing and media playback. Some key features:

  • the communicator comes with Skype, Google Talk and Yahoo! Messenger software

  • it includes JiWire's hotspot directory listing more than 20,000 WiFi networks in the US.

  • 1GB of the flash memory is included

  • it uses a 2.4 inch color LCD (measured diagonally) with a slide out QWERTY keyboard for thumb typing

  • a lithium-ion battery offers up to 45 hours of music playback, around seven hours of chatting and web surfing and more than three hours of continuous Skype talk time.

  • it includes a microphone, stereo headphones, a USB cable and a neoprene case.

  • the device will be sold online for $350 online at

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