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Old 16-03-2009
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Mylo 2-Touchscreen Mobile Internet Device

If you ever wanted to grab a mobile Internet device (MID), now may be the right time to do so.The mylo is back, and this time it's gotten serious.After the first Sony Mylo , Sony builds upon its predecessor, all new Mylo 2 is a portable internet communicator. This one is more powerful, but it's still a freak of nature.The slide-out Qwerty keyboard's still there, but now it'll connect to 802.11g wireless networks as well as 802.11b WLANs. The display is now a larger 3.5in job, up from the previous model's 2.4in screen.

Sony Mylo 2 looks like a cross between the PSP and a HTC-style QWERTY sliderphone. The display is now a 4.5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen, it has 1GB of internal memory and a 1.3-megapixel camera. The coloured LEDs to indicate different events are still there, but now there?s Flash Lite 3 for online video (such as YouTube and Google Video), a Netfront-based browser, IM client (supporting AIM, Gtalk and Yahoo! IM), Skype, podcast client and RSS aggregator.

Call your friends on Skype? for free or IM them on AIM?, Google Talk?, or Yahoo!? Messenger using the back-lit slide-out keyboard and enjoy unparalleled communication in the palm of your hands. You can also browse the Web, take photos and share them on the 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. All this on a device small enough to take virtually anywhere. Sony mylo?, the fun of a PC in your pocket. Also available in white.Now you can capture video using the built in camera to capture video in MPEG4 in addition to capturing still images. There are many websites where you can upload photos and videos like Flickr? and YouTube? as well as social networking websites. Because our device supports uploading and downloading files mylo? Internet Device owners can post content to many of these popular content websites.

General Specifications

System Requirements : Internet Connection via Wireless LAN1, USB port (Hi-Speed USB recommended), Personal Computer with pre-installed Windows operating system

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.) : 5 1/4 x 27/32 x 2 5/8in (130.8 x 20.7 x 64.6mm)7 (excluding protrusions)
Weight (Approx.) : 6.8oz (193g)7 (including rechargeable battery)


Camera : 1.3 Megapixel with macro mode
Keyboard : Backlit slide-out QWERTY keyboard
LCD : 3.5 WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) with Touch Panel
Microphone : Built-in and one-touch answer remote controller
Speakers : Built-in


Format(s) Supported : MP3, WMA, AAC, ATRAC?


Format(s) Supported : MPEG4 SP/ASP, AVC Baseline (up to QVGA 30fps, 384/768 kbps)

Web Browser

Web Browser Type : Access NetFront? web browser with Adobe? Flash? Lite 3


Instant Messaging : Yahoo!? Messenger, Google Talk? ,Skype? or AIM?
Internet Voice Calls : Skype?


Memory Size : 1GB4 Internal memory
Type : Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo? Expansion Slot (up to 8GB Memory Stick Duo/PRO Duo? supported9)
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Old 16-03-2009
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Re: Mylo 2-Touchscreen Mobile Internet Device

Sony have also jumped on the widget bandwagon, with the mylo 2 compatible with web gadgets from Facebook, Google and more.Through its hi-res touch-screen, you can browse many popular websites. Your portable Internet experience is now closer to the internet experience on a PC. Enhanced Web Browsing combined with Adobe? Flash? Lite 3 support means you now have access to websites like YouTube? and others. Mylo's upload and download capability allows you to use popular websites like Facebook? for posting and commenting. Adobe? Flash? Lite support also means you can play compatible casual Flash games.

A widget is a small application that is generally designed to do one simple thing but to do it really well. COM-2 comes with several pre-installed widgets that range from basic like the Google search widget and the Facebook? Notifier that tracks activity on your Facebook page to more advanced apps like the My Contacts widget that works as a consolidated buddy list for all the IM applications on the mylo. In addition to the preinstalled widgets COM-2 users will be able to download new widgets from the new COM-2 product website. And, for the first time, users will be allowed to register as a developer in order to gain access to the technical resources they will need to build their own widgets.

Skype lets you enjoy free Internet phone calls to and from any Skype enabled device and PC, anywhere in the world! Or Skype-Out to any phone number for a nominal fee.You can now enjoy many of the over 22,000 free SHOUTcast? Radio stations on your mylo? COM-2 Internet Device. Whatever your tastes may be, SHOUTcast Radio is bound to have a station for you. From music, to talk, to sports, news and more, SHOUTcast Radio offers COM-2 users selections of nearly every genre from all parts of the world. Enjoying unlimited free radio on your COM-2 is easy through the SHOUTcast Radio widget and associated service.

Connectivity is either USB 2.0 (with a standard mini-USB port) or WiFi, and Sony have agreed free Wayport WiFi at participating McDonald?s until December 31st, 2010. The price of Sony Mylo 2 will be $299.
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Re: Mylo 2-Touchscreen Mobile Internet Device

The design for the mylo is good, but the updates for the widgets are so slow, so how can this internet device competes with the itouch? So, if the mylo want to lead the market, the widgets should be improved dramatically.
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