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How to stop bad edits?[edit]

User LiamFly inexplicably keeps changing some text to unreferenced opinions.

What can be done to stop him doing this?

Troy88 04:02, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

Sony Mylo Review[edit]

I didn't want to mess up the wiki by adding links, I wanted to know if you guys think it's appropriate to add a section for the Mylo called reviews and list a few sites, I think my review is very helpful for people new to the Mylo, it's filled with pictures and videos. Let me know what you guys think.

http://spicygadgetroll.blogspot.com/2006/09/sony-mylo-review-part-1.html

Iron Cook

Description of Mylo[edit]

Does anyone think that Mylo may as well have a similar introduction to Blackberry, which is:

"The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device introduced in 1999 which supports push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, internet faxing, web browsing and other wireless information services".

Just change a few of the uses, and for Mylo you have:

"Mylo is a wireless handheld device to be introduced in September 2006 which supports portable instant messaging and other internet-based communications, browsing internet web sites and playback and sharing of media files"

I ask because I am not really sure Mylo is a first-of-its-kind - as it is currently described. It could also be seen as just another incremental enhancement on previous devices of similar design, function and operation, although from a very high profile brand.

Any comments on this from experts in the industry?

Troy88 07:48, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm no expert in the industry, but I also have a problem with calling Mylo "first-of-its-kind" too (I'd add that Palm and PocketPC devices also do the same thing). -67.163.21.39
"First of its kind" is a marketing position from Sony, nothing more. -- Blorg 16:20, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

It would be nice if we had more details about the hardware. I saw this article Mylo ships with Freescale SoC that has some good info. Christopher Sajdak 22:34, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

I see someone has opened their Mylo and detailed all the chips used. See picures here: Mylo guts Christopher Sajdak 13:55, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

References Needed[edit]

Liam, you keep writing "The idea of having no service fees tied to the device is meant to appeal to those tired of cell phone charges, mainly students for the time being."

That may be true, but you need to find independent references that support such a position. Without such supporting references it seems the type of thing which marketing people from Sony would write in their sales materials - and that is contrary to Wikipedia's policy.

Please find your references.

If you think that what I wrote is not neutral or unsupported, then I'm happy if the whole section is deleted, then there is no basis for confusion.

Regards, Troy88 05:12, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

Sources needed for conclusion about service fees[edit]

Hi Liam. I agree with you that "The idea of having no service fees tied to the device is meant to appeal to those tired of cell phone charges, mainly students for the time being."

But how do we know that is really the case? Many consumers in many segments are surely tired of cell phone charges and would be interested in products which could avoid them. Please find a reference or quote for this - I am sure there will be a lot more analysis available in the coming days that can be referenced.

For example, in some parts of the world WiFi access is not free and people pay for it through pre-paid cards. It may be cheaper than cell phone data charges, but not always. Sony would probably condsider this before launching in some markets - but may still choose an expensive selling price anyway!

Regards, Troy 10:16, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Updated needed after launch[edit]

This page must be updated in Sept 2006 after Mylo is actually launched.

Troy88 06:01, 10 August 2006 (UTC)


AIM[edit]

i removed the line about AIM functionality, since it's NOT supported.--Jeiki Rebirth 04:52, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Price complaints[edit]

I removed the bits about the price complaints as they made the article sound like an opinionated editorial article.

The system appeals to me personally because there is no service fees, and is therefore more affordable than a cell-phone or blackberry. Blackberries and cell-phones can easily cost more than $350 with and without $400+ annual contracts.

Added battery info.

Mysterious Blue Light[edit]

While watching this video here: http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_Mylo/4505-3127_7-31995317.html

I heard two new things that have not been mentioned anywhere else. I am writing about it here cause not sure where to slip this info in.

The new info is as follows. There is a simple "slider button" on the top that you toggle to search for wifi capability. The search and connect is done automatically. Next the blue light that has been high profile but not mentioned means you are connected to wifi. Pretty cool features. Can't wait to buy one. Sveden 19:15, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

MSN/AIM criticism[edit]

As Yahoo and MSN/Windows Live Messenger are going to be interoperable, is the lack of support for it really an issue, seeing as it is supported via Yahoo?

Also, with AIM/Google interoperability coming soon, doesn't this also mean you can talk to all IM networks on the device, eventually?

Yahoo! and WLM interoperability depends on the client a person is using. talk to JD wants e-mail 00:08, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

- Nov 11., 2006 In order to send from Yahoo! IM to MSN/Windows Live Messenger and vice-versa, you need Yahoo! IM v8 and MSN/Windows Live Messenger v8 -- so no, the Yahoo! client on the mylo today cannot send to MSN/Windows Live Messenger users, and as far as I know, there are no plans announced that they ever will exchange natively. Here's a writeup on it: http://gorndog.blogspot.com/2006/10/yahoo-im-and-windows-live-messenger.html#links

Appearance=[edit]

Anyone want to take a stab at re writnig this? It looks nothing like the PSP. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KsprayDad (talkcontribs) 06:07, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Sorry, but please read what you wrote; you're contradicting yourself. I won't edit your comments (apart from adding the {{unsigned}} tag), but try not to jump the gun next time. Also, please read the next section below. --Geopgeop 10:52, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Cross Media Bar[edit]

Shouldn't this article link to Cross Media Bar? The user interface, at the very least, is something the mylo has in common with the PSP and other Sony products. --Geopgeop 10:52, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

Where Is It Sold?[edit]

Where is this thing sold? I've never seen it or heard of it in the US. Is it a Japanese-only toy, or maybe limited US markets only? - MSTCrow 01:48, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

NOOB? do you know google? sears carry them. B0B—Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.99.85.70 (talkcontribs) 20:30, October 30, 2006
I've seen it in the Sony Store in the San Francisco Metreon and also in CompUSA. --Zippy 00:02, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Software section[edit]

This section of the article needs a lot of work. Right now, it's almost a list made of sections. It needs to be rewritten into paragraphs, more like an encyclopedia entry, to be more readable. -- Kesh 00:34, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Production[edit]

Has anyone found anything about how many units Sony is initially producing? Also, is Sony losing money on each one they sell like the PS3 or are they actually turning a profit with this product?

Jimbomij 22:27, 17 April 2007 (UTC)Jim

*Potential Vandalism*[edit]

Over 9,000 of these locations are McDonald's restaurants.

It's over 9,000 times more obvious than anything else. 72.67.215.12 (talk) 01:57, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


R O F L[edit]

That over 9/10 thousand hotspots are Mickey D's. If that's true, that's insane. Wonder how much they paid for a 90% market share of the free hotspots? Eugh. Bblakeney (talk) 08:20, 27 January 2010 (UTC)