Ever since it bungled and made the wrong decision with regards to portable digital music players, Sony Corp. has lost out to the now league leading Apple iPod. Now the company has done its best to wrestle back a piece of the pie in the portable media sector with a continuous introduction of gadgets that, unfortunately, have not fired up the imagination of consumers.But the ever determined company is still not giving up and has now released a new gadget that is not only a digital music player – it also has a web browser, messaging program and also a wireless phone to boot. The name of the new product is Mylo.
The said features can actually be found on many midrange cell phones out in the market right now but the Mylo has a distinct difference. IT can work on any Wi Fi wireless internet connection, which will enable a user to surf the internet or chat on campus, the coffee shop, bookstore ore any other place that has an 802.11b hotspot.
The Mylo (which means My Life Online) is an expensive piece of equipment what with its $350 price tag. But its capabilities can save you a lot of money considering how much cellular carriers charge for its own data services. Compare that to Wi Fi where there is a growing number of free hotspots.
With its great set of features that would allow you to not only contact your friends online but also surf the internet simultaneously WHILE listening to your favorite music, Sony just may finally have a winner in its hands especially if prices go down as demand increases.