Wednesday, August 22, 2007

More Access Than You Can Shake A Stick At

When your Blackberry isn't enough...

May 20, 2007

It's pocket-size access to the Web

By Lylah M. Alphonse, Globe Staff

It's convenient to check e-mail on your cellphone, but the tiny screen, tinier keys, and abbreviated display can make for tough reading -- especially if you want to surf the Internet. The PocketSurfer by DataWind lets you check actual HTML pages, complete with graphics and java scripts. The slim, checkbook-size device is faster than cellphone Internet access; a page takes about 7 seconds to load, compared with 1-3 minutes for a cellphone. An internal antenna and backlit display make for easy access wherever you have cellphone coverage.

The device works with any Bluetooth-enabled phone on almost any cellular network, and a generously sized QWERTY keyboard makes data entry a breeze. It costs $199 , with a $9.99 per month Internet access fee, or get the PocketSurfer with ifetime unlimited Internet service provider service for $299. Don't have a phone with Bluetooth? DataWind offers adapters for about $30. Available at (800-263-9433). [More]


Rani said...

Hi there

I love this product, seen one at the launch in the UK adn looking forward to getting my own one...going on holiday next week and would have been great to keep track of my blogs and email!


LMAlphonse said...

Hi, Petch! Thanks for stopping by. Once you get your PocketSurfer, I'd love to hear about your experience with it! Have a great holiday...

- Lylah