The Voiis Mini pocket messenger phone is a Bluetooth device that is capable of playing your entire music collection within 100 meters of a computer. The handset can correspond with a number of media management software and wirelessly receive streaming music from a base station, then a standard set of headphones are used to listen to the music.
Voice calls are possible with the built-in microphone, and a 1.2-inch LCD supporting 65,000 colors can be used for instant messaging via Skype, MSN Messenger, and AOL. The portable device charges through a USB connection and has a battery life of 6 hours when in use and 72 hours in standby. The Voiis Mini is already available in Japan for 15,800 yen ($130).
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Sony announced yesterday the upcoming release of its mylo personal communicator. Combining the best features of just about every device out there, the mylo features Wi-Fi, QWERTY slide-out keyboard, VoIP, instant messaging, built-in microphone, and removable li-ion battery. The unit ships with a paltry 1GB of flash memory, but a Memory Stick PRO Duo expansion slot helps to soften that blow.
A 2.4-inch QVGA screen (320 x 240) offers 65K colors for organizing photos (JPG/PNG/BMP), watching videos (MPEG-4 SP), and listening to music (MP3/ATRAC/WMA). Measuring 4.8 x 2.8 x 0.94 inches, the 5.3-ounce mylo can keep your tunes spinning for up to an astounding 45 hours on a single charge! Battery life for other applications is also impressive: 7 hours for web browsing and 3.5 hours for VoIP.
The mylo comes in black or white and will be available next month for $350.
[Press Release via Gizmodo]