The Bottom Line
- Brings together IM, Internet telephony into portable device
- Offers media playback
- Slide out QWERTY thumb keyboard
- Good battery life
- Feels like a fragile toy
- Screen smudges
- Keys not backlit
- Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b WiFi
- LCD: 2.4" QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
- Battery: Removable Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery 3.7V 1200mAh
- Est. Battery Life: Internet Calling: 3.5 hours, Video Playback: 8 hours, Music Playback: 45 hours
- Security: WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP)
- Video Formats Supported: MPEG4/AAC (QVGA 30 fps, 384/768 kbps)
- Audio Format Supported: MP3, ATRAC and WMA
- Dimensions: H 24.2mm (0.9528in) x W 123mm (4.843in) x D 63mm (2.48in)
- Weight 0.1293 kg (0.2851 lb)
- Colors: Black or White
Guide Review - Sony mylo Review
This device, which is targeted towards the teenager and young adult crowd, looks somewhat like a PlayStation Portable, which is Sonys portable gaming device. The mylo sports a smart looking 2.4-inch color LCD display which crisply displays whatever you are viewing, minus the frequent times youll probably smudge it. The screen and accompanying control buttons slide up to reveal a QWERTY thumb keyboard underneath for use with instant messaging. A nice touch, but one which would have been better were the keys backlit.
The mylo offers 1GB of internal memory, which is adequate to store a good number of songs or digital photos. Song playback includes several popular file types and sounds strong through headphones but not so solid through the built-in speaker. As for playback of other media, video files look great with proper frame rates and digital photos for the most part look as they should.
While this does feel somewhat like a fragile toy, youll at least get plenty of use out of it between battery charges with its 3.5 hours of talk time. It is pricey though, even with all of its features.