Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sony's new wireless communication handheld

"Hoping to tap into the growth of wireless networks across college campuses, other public spaces and within homes, Sony Corp. will announce Tuesday a new pocket-sized gadget for instant messaging and other Internet-based communications.

"The Sony mylo, slated for availability in September at a retail price of about $350 (euro270), is a first-of-its-kind product that uses Wi-Fi networks, analysts say. It is not a cellular phone and thus does not carry monthly service fees. And though it could handle Web-based e-mail services, it does not support corporate e-mail programs." [Complete article at MIT Technology Review]