Sony introduces mylo Personal Communicator

Sony mylo

Sony has announced the mylo (short for My Life Online), a new device similar to the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. Sony calls the the mylo a portable “broadband” device. It will let users browse the Internet, use IM (with both Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk), make phone calls using Skype’s VoIP, listen to music and watch videos.

The mylo will sport a sliding QWERTY keyboard and a 2.4-inch 320×240 display and will come with 802.11b Wi-Fi, 1GB flash memory with a Memory Stick Duo slot for additional storage, a USB connection, an audio player supporting the MP3, ATRAC3 and both secured and unsecured WMA formats and an MPEG-4 video player. The mylo is quite a bit smaller than the Nokia 770 and measures 123mm x 23.9mm x 63mm.

The mylo is expected to go on sale next month for $350 USD. Because it uses Wi-Fi, users will not need a cellular service plan.

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