“Released last 2006, the original Sony mylo has gotten a facelift. The new Sony mylo 2 will start shipping January 28, 2008. The new mylo still bears the features of the old mylo: QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi internet access, audio and video playback, built-in camera, and VoIP capability. Sony’s mylo 2 however improves on the original and features 3.5-inch touchscreen, a number of new mylo widgets, built-in Skype VoIP, 1.3 megapixel camera, and upgraded Flash-enabled Web browsing. Whereas mylo was able to connect to WiFi via T-Mobile Hotspots, mylo 2 could connect via Wayport. That means mylo 2 users could connect to WiFi in more than 10,000 locations and 9,000+ McDonald’s outlets. The mylo 2’s MSRP is US$299.99.” via mobilewhack.com
Palm Treo 500 now available SIM free!
“Palm’s Treo 500 launched in September last year as an exclusive to the Vodafone network, the 500v, and managed to perform reasonably in reviews. Running Windows Mobile 6 Standard, with tri-band GSM and 3G, Bluetooth 2.0 but no WiFi, it did what has become the usual for Palm of offering a solid choice but failing to set the world alight in any sense. Well, now Vodafone’s exclusivity has lapsed, and Palm Europe are selling the handset SIM-free for 269 Pounds (526 Dollars).The Treo 500 has a relatively compact, 320 x 240 65k colour display, 256MB of memory and a microSD slot to augment it, a 2-megapixel camera and full QWERTY keyboard for messaging and push-email.Weighing just 120g, I’d wager that several European carriers will be picking it up and so, if that unlocked price still sounds too tall for your liking, wait a while and it’ll probably be available for free with a new contract.” via phonemag.com