Sony took their first step into handheld WiFi Wednesday with the unveiling of the mylo, a “personal communicator” that works off of 802.11b networks. The device, whose moniker abbreviates “my life online,” is specially designed for functions that take advantage of a wireless network such as instant messaging, VoIP and Internet browsing. It comes preloaded with Google Talk, Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. It also uses an embedded HTML browser (instead of WAP) to optimize Web site display.
All of this comes without a monthly charge.
The drawback to not being on a service is relying on available WiFi to get a signal. Fortunately, mylo comes with a hotspot locator that’s programmed with 20,000 WiFi locations across the U.S. It can also find fellow mylo users on the same network and exchange media with their devices.
David Thomas, CEO at Evident, is an accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur. He has a history of introducing innovative technologies, establishing them in the market, and driving growth – with each early-stage company emerging as the market leader.