Sunday, March 09, 2008

Zipit Wireless Messenger 2

The Zipit Wireless Messenger allows users to use online text messaging services such as AOL online, Yahoo Messenger, and MSN Messenger while they are away from their computer. The small portable texting device works with any wireless network the user has access too. The Zipit also functions as an MP3 player and can play picture slide shows.

The Zipit Messenger has a QWERTY keyboard, high resolution LCD color screen, and an SD slot to expand the memory. The retail price is usually around $150. The Zipit is similar to the Sony Mylo, but one of the things it is really lacking in voice chat. The price point would be rather attractive if the device had some Skype functionality, but I suspect this is geared towards a younger dare I say less sophisticated teenage crowd who would probably stay away from real voice conversations only.

If you have a pre teen or teenage kid who permanently occupies your home computer to juggle several text message conversations at once the Zipit might be a great low cost alternative to buy them a computer, or never using your own.

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