So it offers up support for AOL video and the Rhapsody music store. It also has a form factor and interface quite similar to that of the iPod.
But it offers up a unique feature, wireless downloads from the Rhapsody-to-go music service and from AOL’s video service via WiFi. It also has an FM transmitter just like the Zune.
If you have been interested in the new Sidekick that was made by Motorola, the purple and black one, then you can pick one up today for $199.99 at your choice of T-Mobile outlets. Of course that price is with a two-year contract.
On to better news, they have decided to give both the Slide and the new LX a “Consumer E-Mail Upgrade” basically it makes it easier to set up and use your public email accounts from companies such as Yahoo! and AOL. Specifically for those two companies, they also support their PUSH email systems.
Don’t want a cell phone but looking for an instant messaging solution for when you are on the go? Well here it is, it supports AOL, Yahoo, and MSN, the three basics, if you need more than that, you probably wouldn’t find it on a cell phone either.
There is a miniSD card slot that you can store music on too, which in turn can be played through the integrated MyTunes media player, or you can stream them from the Internet. Obviously this beast connects via wifi, so speed should be good.
If we needed another reason to persuade friends and family not to use AOL, here is is. Apparently, while the sign-up page suggests account passwords can be up to sixteen characters (and security experts, like porn stars, would tell you that more is better), AOL actually only use the first eight characters.
I don’t know who still uses Netscape browser, the one time king of the browser world. If you are still a fanboy of Netscape browser, you will be happy to know AOL is putting up a new release very soon. According to BetaNews, the Netscape Browser 9.0 will be tightly integrated with Netscape.com community driven news site that resemble Digg.com. Chris Frike posted a teaser screenshot of a draft for the main toolbar in his blog.
Under the hood, Netscape Browser 9.0 is Firefox codebase with some extensions to accommodate its integration to Netscape.com. The 9.0 is developed by AOL’s own development team unlike the previous version which was outsourced to Mercurial Communications.
AOL Preparing Netscape Browser 9.0 [via betanews]