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REDFLY: Utility of a Handheld PC, but with the latest OS

This is exactly why I'm excited about the REDFLY as well:

I was a big fan of the Handheld PCs, like the Jornada 680, because they gave me a large keyboard and display to write, surf, and be productive on the go with a long battery life. The major reason I stopped using the Handheld PC devices was that the operating system grew a bit stale since Microsoft stopped updating the OS and the browser would not let me visit the websites I needed to access. The REDFLY can be paired with the latest and greatest Windows Mobile devices and as long as Celio Corp continues to roll out drivers/utilities for the operating system I can use the REDFLY as a modern day Handheld PC that stays as up to date as the devices I connect it with.

The keyboard is large enough that I can type on it very quickly with two hands just like I type on a full size keyboard, with very little compromise. I finally had a chance to pair and connect it via Bluetooth and am actually blown away at how responsive the device is over Bluetooth.

If you lose the REDFLY, then it doesn’t matter since there is no data or anything on the device. If you lose your Windows Mobile phone, then your company can simply wipe the device remotely and your data will be secured.

Another thing I like about the REDFLY is that you do not have to sync your Windows Mobile phone to it like you do with a PC. You can avoid the issues with synchronization (we know that ActiveSync is flawless though, right?) and duplication.

Good stuff. I can't wait to get one.

Related: Celio REDFLY: A Traveling Companion for Windows Mobile Users

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