Will You Buy the New Sony Mylo Next Month?

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Will You Buy the Sony Mylo?

  1. Heck Yes

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  2. Possibly

    6 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Hell No

    31 vote(s)
    79.5%
  1. AppleGuy08 macrumors 6502

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    Is anybody interested in buying the new Sony Mylo that is going to come out next month? I think that if you are a PSP fan (like me) you will love it. Its got skype, internet (ofcourse) google talk, aim probably, a full keyboard. But enough typing. Heres a video of a hands on review:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koQFjKwVFB0&mode=related&search=

    The Mylo is said to cost $350 on launch day.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm going one step further and getting the Milo + Milk package:

    [​IMG]

    Mmm.... Milo..... :)
     
  3. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    No. I'd rather wait for Apples version of something similar.
     
  4. AppleGuy08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ^^ Nice, I never thought to think about that.
     
  5. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Uuuumm, Milo. That looks so good.

    And in answer to the original question, hell no!!
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I probably wouldn't even use that thing if someone gave me one as a gift.
     
  7. AppleGuy08 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the only real setback i see with it is the fact that you have to be in a wifi area to use it. If it were offered as a phone from cingular or tmobile for instance, it might be better.
     
  8. emotion macrumors 68040

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    The Nokia approach of normal phone and wifi (using wifi when possible) is a better approach if you ask me.

    I think Sony are perhaps struggling at the moment with their hand helds. From reports the PSP isn't selling as well as expected (for various reasons, lack of games being one, lack of UMD sales being another). They've also de-emphasised the media playing capabilities of the PSP in favour of this device it appears.

    I personally would be tempted by a Mylo but I would love something similar (maybe no bigger than a DSLite) from Apple. Like a grown up iPod with some pda functionality.

    Thing is we all know what we're talking about is a Newton with a HD. It seems unlikely to me that they would come out with such a device at this time.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    If there's no phone built-in, then fuggitaboutit. I'm not carrying that and my phone in my pocket, and since I don't carry a purse around with me, I doubt I'd carry it around often, and therefore, I doubt I'd use it much.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I guess that I would consider using one.....


    ...but on second thought, no, I would not use one. :eek:
     
  11. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I like the idea of that. and it looks very good. AND renders the PSP pointless.

    I wont buy because of the very high price tag, oh and the lack of free wifi spots in the UK renders it useless when out.

    no.
     
  12. After G macrumors 68000

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    The usability and features of a mylo seem poor. So I guess that'd be a no.
     
  13. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'd like to know how this can be priced more than a Pocket PC, yet have such less usability? A pocket PC can have Skype and everything. including a touchscreen, games etc. *sigh*
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    It can be priced more because it is a Sony. ;)
     
  15. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    yeah, I just don't see a market for this. I already need a backpack if I were to bring all my portable electronics with me.

    I don't see a time when I would be using it. If I'm on the go, people can just call me on my cell phone or send me a text message. If I'm at home, I can get instant messaging on my computer. Got the iPod for music, so I don't need another device for that, my phone has it too if I wanted. I don't need to IM people that bad while I am out that I would need a device like this.

    And, I don't think the design is that great either.
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    And it's better than saying, "And now re-introducing ---- the Sony Clié."
     
  17. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I voted hell no. That thing would be useless to me without cell phone capabilities. WiFi only? Useless.
     
  18. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    True. :)
     
  19. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'll be purchasing the package with the free coffee biscuits that comes along with it :D
     
  20. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I would buy one is I got to use skype on it....phone like stuff but other than that...I'll pass...Make me a glass of that too please:)





    Bless
     
  21. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    Hell no.

    I don't like the product, but even if I did - it's "ahead of its time". At least wait for more places to be blanketed with WiFi before releasing something so dependant on it.
     
  22. zap2 macrumors 604

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    To me it seem like a PSP minus the games, plus Google talk, Yahoo and skype... seem like Sony is stepping on it self.. but Opera on the go.. SO nice.. but i'll wait for Opera for my DS. It seem to have 1GB internal which is nice.. now if only it had iTMS support

    And according to this report http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2000203,00.asp

    no AIM, which makes it pretty worthless as all friend use AIM

    Also seem to cost 350... no thanks

    IF they made a 100 one, with Wi-Fi support, with AIM.. thats it (no music, vidoes, photos ect) i'd buy it
     
  23. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    hell no. in big, bold, black font letters.

    a. Sony. why say anthing more.
    b. useful for keeping the papers on my desk from flying around when the kids turn the ceiling fan on i guess.
    c. way overpriced when used only for option b. (see above)
    d. did i mention it was from sony?
     
  24. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Hell no.

    Why? Knowing Sony, they'll sneak a rootkit within a rootkit for those Windows users, no support for Mac, if they support Windows. And I can get a Pocket PC (or Palm for that matter) that can do the exact same damn thing for $50 less. And it won't have Sony on it. I have two Sony electronics, a DRX-710UL DVD Burner and a universal remote. The DVD Burner is okay, but glitchy. Remote, well yeah, it's a cheap $15 remote.

    Once again, hell no.
     

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