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    RedFly Windows Mobile Companion

    Interesting product coming out soon...

    The SCH i760 is on the Supported Smartphone list.

    The REDFLY is intended to provide you with a larger display and keyboard to use with your Windows Mobile device so you can be more productive on the go. The display is an 8 inch 800×480 WVGA non-touch screen display. The keyboard is quite large and measures about 8 inches wide by 3 inches deep. The device has 2 USB 2.0 powered ports on the back so you can connect and charge your device at the same time. A Bluetooth 2.0 radio is included so you can connect to your mobile devices wirelessly after you first make a cabled connection to setup the device. A non-removable Lithium Polymer battery is used to run the REDFLY and charge your devices. Stated battery life is something like 8 hours. The REDFLY Mobile Companion weighs in at 2 pounds.

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    ZDNET Article (has a video):
    Can the REDFLY Windows Mobile Smartphone Companion succeed where the Foleo couldn’t? | The Mobile Gadgeteer | ZDNet.com
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    Nice! ..........................

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    Sounds like a great idea....... Problem is that the price point they're thinking about is in the $500 range. When I can haul out my laptop and do the same thing, there's not a lot of reason to spend that kind of money to bring out a slightly smaller device.

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    Yeah, sorry but this device would have to be $200 or less for it to be worth it in my mind. I plan on getting an EeePC for the same price. It would be about the same size, would use WinXP and would run any app I choose instead of being limited to Windows Mobile apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordsman74 View Post
    Yeah, sorry but this device would have to be $200 or less for it to be worth it in my mind. I plan on getting an EeePC for the same price. It would be about the same size, would use WinXP and would run any app I choose instead of being limited to Windows Mobile apps.
    Yeah, swordsman74, I am 100% in agreement with you. In fact I bought the EeePC the very first day it came out and I LOVE IT! Tiny - It's not much bigger than a couple DVD cases put together. It is exactly what I needed from a laptop. And at a price point of $400 you simply can't go wrong. In fact I am typing this message with my EeePC right now. The only downside is, it really attracts attention. At the starbucks, I can't get any work done because everyone who sees it has a question or wants to look at it.

    That being said, I was still interested in the RedFly product. But the pricepoint is dumb. From a marketing standpoint this company should have done its research before advertising this product - even though its not for sale yet. $500 for an "accessory" device when full laptops go for cheaper is absurd. But no worries, lets wait a few months and when the company and product go belly up (Palm Foleo anyone?) then we can pick up the units for $200 or less on Ebay. LOL
    "We don't need no stinkin' iphones!!!" I love my Touch Pro 2..... Bleeding edge previous devices include the Samsung i760, dirrrty i730, XV6600, Blackberry 7750, Audiovox Thera, and Ipaq 5550.

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    I have been beta testing the Redfly with my i760 for a few weeks now. This device has become an indispensible part of my gadget aresenal. People seem to quickly dismiss this but I think it offers many advantages over a laptop.
    I will be posting about my experiences with it and hopefully a video this weekend if you are interested.

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    I can see how it can be a useful gadget. But if you weren't part of the beta and paid $500 for it, would you feel the same.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by akeeping View Post
    I can see how it can be a useful gadget. But if you weren't part of the beta and paid $500 for it, would you feel the same.....
    Yeah I would. I see the value of this device.

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    sixftunda, have your tried sling with it ?
    i760 VZW

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallst View Post
    sixftunda, have your tried sling with it ?
    Yes I did. The audio works but the video skips frames. Trust me I have told them more than a few times about this. The latest drivers and firmware made it slightly better. I am also certain that the sling team didn't think about this when they made sling mobile.

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    Looks neat. What's the positive argument of this versus an eeepc, for example (skipping the obvious price argument on the Shift)?

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    hey guys, it's on sale now for $199 until oct 31. any takers out there?

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by aiiaznsk8er View Post
    hey guys, it's on sale now for $199 until oct 31. any takers out there?


    check this out: Windows Mobile - My Mobile

    Your windows mobile phone on your windows pc desktop screen. . . . . .

    works for me. Cost = 0

    Justin

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