The Net Without a Computer

Microsoft and some well known hardware makers have announced plans to create MSN-based Web Companions....

"It's basically a ten inch flat screen and a keyboard, then you're running Windows CE and you have the MSN Internet services connected to it. The first versions are wired in. So think of them as sitting on the kitchen counter so that you can read your mail while you're having cereal or you could check the weather or traffic before you head out for work."
Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi says the devices will be on the market early next year and will sell for two hundred dollars or less. The same concept is already being used by a company called InfoGear, which is out with its second generation iPhone. InfoGear's Dennis Tsu...

"It's a full featured telephone that also has a touch screen and a keyboard that allows you to surf the Internet and access your email."
You can use it with just about any Internet service provider. The iPhone costs about 400 dollars, about the same price as some full fledged PCs ....but...

"It's as simple to use as pointing and touching the screen."
You can find more information at infogear.com.