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Sony Mylo COM-2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and value for money are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the reliability. The features and apps get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Sony Mylo COM-2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Mylo 2 (black)

 

The Sony Mylo is back (remember that little Wi-Fi messaging device?), and it's looking a bit more mature and wiser after learning some lessons the first go-round. Available for $299 (in black or white ), the Sony Mylo Communicator 2 has a new look and...

The Sony Mylo Communicator 2 has a more refined design and now includes a 1.3-megapixel camera, AIM integration, widget support, and direct downloads/uploads.

The Mylo COM2 relies only on a Wi-Fi connection; there is no cellular or Bluetooth technology. The handheld can be sluggish, and the camera doesn't record video at this time.

The Sony Mylo Communicator 2 is a huge improvement over its predecessor, but the Wi-Fi handheld will have a hard time competing with the similarly priced and better featured iPhones, Sidekicks, and Helio Oceans of the cellular world.

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Sony Com-2 Mylo Communicator: The Next Generation

 

Sony ironed out a lot of the kinks from the original mylo, but it still has a ways to go.

Improved touchscreen ; Widget-based desktop ; Reasonably fast Wi-Fi access

Clunky keyboard ; Poor multitasker ; Limited wireless options ; A little chunky

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Sony mylo Personal Communicator COM-2 Review

 

This can access the Web on its WVGA screen and make free Skype phone calls over Wi-Fi, and it also includes some additional features, like a built-in camera

I did come away impressed with the screen, excellent battery life, and wealth of installed applications. It's clear that Sony, Apple, and Nokia are on in same mind frame towards these advanced personal devices. The mylo COM-2 seems to be getting that...

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Review: Web browsing on Sony mylo 2 (COM-2)

 

Though not marketed as its primary feature, web browsing on the new mylo 2 (COM-2) personal communicator is described by Sony as being "closer to the internet experience on a PC." This lofty claim is backed by the device's NetFront browser, Adobe Flash...

Note: YouTube version also available.

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Fantastic device

 

CNET is a great place to find out the strengths and weaknesses of a product but in the case of the Sony Mylo 2, I think they were off the mark. If I had listened to the review that CNET published, I would not have gotten the Sony Mylo 2. Thank goodness...

Excellent job of all your on-line communication needs

No support for certain websites and applications. Sony did not do a good job of marketing this product

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"Fantastic device"

 

CNET is a great place to find out the strengths and weaknesses of a product but in the case of the Sony Mylo 2, I think they were off the mark. If I had listened to the review that CNET published, I would not have gotten the Sony Mylo 2. Thank goodness...

Excellent job of all your on-line communication needs.

No support for certain websites and applications. Sony did not do a good job of marketing this product.

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"Staple! Great Communicating Device!"

 

I looooove my Sony Mylo. Firstly, there has been a few updates and you are now able to create videos on the COM 2. It has everything that I need to stay in touch or communicate. Skype feature allows you to make calls thus omitting the need for a...

Skype! AIM! Yahoo Messenger! Windows Media! Camera that also has Video now! Pass word Lock! PC Sync

Wifi Accessibility might be limited if you do not live in a city!

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Staple! Great Communicating Device!

 

I looooove my Sony Mylo. Firstly, there has been a few updates and you are now able to create videos on the COM 2. It has everything that I need to stay in touch or communicate. Skype feature allows you to make calls thus omitting the need for a...

Skype! AIM! Yahoo Messenger! Windows Media! Camera that also has Video now! Pass word Lock! PC Sync

Wifi Accessibility might be limited if you do not live in a city

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"Not Bad device but horrible update."

 

I bought this one last summer. I was thinking of buying Itouch. However, this one looked much better and better spec such as camera, Skype, keyboard..... But, Since i bought this, SONY hasn't updated any new application. And now it costs only $140. I...

Pretty fun. Take pics and upload to your facebook. Chat with IM. Watch you tube.

There are no 'New Application'. Bad mic. Very Slow. Weak Flash Memory. Booting is so slow.

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Not Bad device but horrible update.

 

I bought this one last summer. I was thinking of buying Itouch. However, this one looked much better and better spec such as camera, Skype, keyboard..... But, Since i bought this, SONY hasn't updated any new application. And now it costs only $140. I...

Pretty fun. Take pics and upload to your facebook. Chat with IM. Watch you tube ; Use as Skype phone

There are no 'New Application'. Bad mic. Very Slow. Weak Flash Memory. Booting is so slow

Product Specifications

The mylo personal communicator lets you connect to Wi-Fi hot spots, talk, chat and surf the web - without a contract. The Wi-Fi Sony mylo personal communicator gives you what need to stay connected. It conveniently uses wireless LAN technology so there are no monthly bills or long-term contracts. Call your friends on Skype for free or IM them on AIM, Google Talk, or Yahoo! Messenger using the back-lit slide-out keyboard and enjoy unparalleled communication in the palm of your hands. You can also browse the web, take photos and share them on the 3.5-inch LCD touch screen. All this on a device is small enough to take virtually anywhere. Sony mylo, is the fun of a PC in your pocket.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Digital Camera

Main: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.6in
Weight:6.8oz
Width:5.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:Personal Communicator COM-2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Mylo

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Stylus/Stylus / Keyboard

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Wireless Connectivity:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b

RAM

Installed Size:1GB

System

Handheld Type:Web tablet
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