I got an invite to check out the new beta software package called ZiiLife. It appears to take on Skype with VoIP taking center stage. In fact the first thing you are greeted with is an option to buy a 3 month beta plan package for $7.95 that includes 360 min of global talk time. This package also includes unlimited 1 to 1 (assuming that video conferencing would be extra) and 1GB of cloud storage. The other option is the free plan in which you can buy credits to call for as low as 2.1 cents per min, unlimited 1 to 1 video calls, and 200 MB of cloud storage.
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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a DAP with VoIP capabilities, and if the recent release of the Rimax Mystic is any indication of a new trend, it won’t be our last either.
The Mystic comes in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB capacities, and when it’s not doubling as a phone while connected to a PC, it supports the standard set of audio files and the nonstandard AMV video file. The folder-based player also has an FM radio, voice/radio recorder, JPG viewer, and tiny 1.5-inch OLED display.
The Mystic is available now with different colored casings for $105 (512MB), $131 (1GB), and $169 (2GB).
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.