"Mylo lacks many useful features!"2.0 starson by V1B3
Pros: VOiP with Skype, Gtalk, Yahoo!, awesome UI, bright screen, WiFi database
Cons: No camera, no AIM, no MSN, no Flash or Java, pointless features, cheapish QWERTY key pad, no SMS feature, Sony support stinks, NO EMAIL CLIENT?!
Summary: Lets get right to it. Mylo's features are limited, therefore limiting you.
Sporting a cheap thin plastic QWERTY key pad; mylo's design is kind of kiddish. As much as I like orange, Sony kind of did over kill. A nice trackball could nicely replace the large orange button on the right hand side of the mylo. Mylo has a great quality screen, which kind of saves it from the rest of its rath. Did I mention it opens with a cool "click" noise, and closes with a cooler "clack" noise? Click clack click clack click clack.
Skype's VOiP is great, no complaints. Gtalk and Yahoo are okay, but there have limited "emotion" type options.
The MP3 player is a nice function. Who doesn't want to listen to music while browsing the web? I know... me. The mylo does not have a standard head phone jack, instead, you must use Sony's micro phone jack and then hook up your headphones to that. Plus, no over the air downloads.
Web browsing is also very nice. It features Opera Software, but lacks Flash or Java support. This means no YouTube.com. Yes, I said it... NO YOU TUBE. Sony's lousey excuse for no You Tube is a MP4 video player. Booo! No one has time for USB cords and extra $19.99 software for this function.
The photo playback is also pointless considering there is no camera, and once again who wants to mess with USB cords.
The lack of AIM and MSN is unthinkable! I know about 10 people all together that use either Yahoo or Gtalk. AIM and MSN can be accessed through 3rd party sites, but this requires constant reloading and is not condusive.
No email client. Wow. Sony truly out did themselfs. Email can be accessed through the web, but this takes longer and options are limited.
No address book. Instead, you get a "What's Up" page. I don't know Sony... What is up?
I do like the hot spot data base by Jiwire. It's always nice. Then again, it requires that stupid USB cord I can never find.
To top it all off, there is text editing. Super! Now I can write .txt files, but I still can't talk to people on AIM, MSN, or even watch You Tube.
Sony has released 3 lame firmwire updates since the mylo came out in September of last year. I repeat, three. Three! I feel that the mylo has lost support from Sony. Every since Sony upgraded everyone to firmwire version 1.2, the mylo has been locked up with limited file viewing.
The mylo now retails at $299, $50 dollars cheaper than it's launch price, and is not worth it. Other options like the Sidekick, Crackberry and Nokia N800 are much better.