Posted by: kurtsh | October 23, 2008

INFO: “Redfly”… the portable companion for Windows Mobile 6.x users

image  If you own a Windows Mobile powered device, you really need to check this thing out.

Celio Corporation has created a device called a “Redfly”.  This is essentially a wireless thin client for your Windows Mobile phone.  Let me say that again: 

IT’S A WIRELESS THIN CLIENT FOR THE WINDOWS MOBILE PHONE IN YOUR POCKET.

Imagine this scenario:

  • imageSIMPLE TO TURN ON:
    You open a small laptop like device and power it on.  It wirelessly connects to the Windows Mobile phone in your pocket and displays the PHONE’S DISPLAY in an adjusted, huge 800×480 resolution!
  • FULL KEYBOARD & MOUSE:
    There is a touch pad that you can use to control a mouse cursor, or you can plug in a USB mouse into the back or you can use a Bluetooth mouse.
  • FULL SCREEN CONVENIENCE:
    You start to use the familiar interface:
    • When you open Internet Explorer, it surfs the Internet without scrolling
    • When you open Citrix/Terminal Client/LogMeIn it connects into your remote server with ease, full screen and mouse usability.
    • When you open Powerpoint, you can project the display using the VGA connector in the back – and use your phone itself as a Powerpoint clicker.
    • When you type in Word, it feels like a normal word processor.
    • When you view Adobe Acrobat attachments from mail it looks normal and displays in full resolution.
    • When you respond to emails, you can type entire responses instead of typing short replies.
  • GREAT BATTERY LIFE:
    You also notice the battery lasts for 8 hours
  • SIMULTANEOUS PHONE CHARGING:
    You can tether your phone to the device to allow it to be used without draining the power of the phone, and better yet, actually charge the phone while it’s connected to the larger Redfly battery over USB.

Now imagine it costs only $199 for a limited time. (Until Oct 31st) 

That’s Redfly.  It’s a fantastic executive alternative to laptops that provides:

  • a Windows laptop experience
  • connects wirelessly to your phone
  • leverages the Internet connectivity of your phone
  • delivers a large display & USB ports for a mouse
  • VGA port for projection

LINK: 
http://www.celiocorp.com


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