Tuesday, August 08, 2006

News 08.08.2006

Here comes the competition...
Sony just released information on there new WiFi centric device dubbed MYLO, which stands for My Life Online according to Sony. This device looks to directly compete with the Nokia 770 as the name suggests with the inclusion of WiFi, a version of the Google Talk application, and Skype to start the unexpected smackdown coming to the 770 in September. This could get very interesting.

So, what can this thing really do?...
Well, according to the spec sheet provided by Sony it's got some interesting features:
- 2.4" QVGA LCD screen (320x240), 65,536 colors
- Sliding QWERTY keyboard
- 1GB internal flash memory (a portion of which is used for data management functions)
- DC IN 6 V
- 10 Pin Headphone/Microphone (Adapter and headphones included)
- Hi-Speed USB (mini-B)
- Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) WEP (128-bit/64-bit) WPA-PSK (TKIP)
- Removable Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery 3.7V 1200mAh

The battery performance seems to be one of the most important features in mobile devices such as this, so take this info with a grain of salt.

- Playing music: Up to 45 hours
- Talking: Up to 3.5 hours
- Viewing Web pages: Approx. 7 hours

(The times shown are measured using HP, "Auto Backlight Off" is set to "YES," and "Backlight Brightness" is set to "2." The times shown may vary depending on conditions of use, settings, and radio conditions.)

As far as applications go...
- Instant Messaging: Yahoo!, Skype, Google
- Internet calling: Skype to Skype, Skype In, Skype Out
- Web Mail Clients: Yahoo!, Google
- Web Browser (Opera)
- Audio player
- Video player
- Photo viewer
- Text Editor

Supported file formats and codecs are...

- MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile Audio codec: MPEG-4 AAC-LC File Format: MP4 (Memory Stick Video Format compliant)



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