Helio today introduced a new slider-phone called “Mysto”. It’s not an entirely new phone as it is based on the Samsung U600, which has been on the market for some time in Europe and Korea. The Mysto will sell for $150 and offer (free) GPS capability with Google Maps integration. For $3 per month, Helio offers Microsoft’s Tellme service, which enables users to search for local information via voice input.
Microsoft has begun offering a “Notebook Mouse for Mac”, which the company says comes in a “sleek packaging [that] looks right at home on the Apple aisle of electronics stores.”
Hong Kong-based wrist watch maker Art Technology announced a new line of “luxury” watches using E Ink’s electronic paper technology. Offered from about $250, the new “Phosphor” product line integrates E Ink’s Vizplex electronic paper display, which is “made up of pure black and pure white particles”, as watch dials.