The Celio Redfly is currently available for $200, but at the end of this month it will revert to its regular, much higher price.
UPDATE: Celio has exptended this special for another couple of weeks. More information can be found in this article: Redfly $200 Special Offer Extended to Mid-November
The Redfly is a laptop-shaped device that can be used to give a Windows Mobile device a larger display, full keyboard, mouse, and USB ports. Essentially, it turns a smartphone into a subnotebook.
It normally sells for $400, but in late September Celio Corp. launched a special promotion where it cut the Redfly’s cost in half. This promotion is about to end, and on November 1 this accessory will return to full price.
More about the Celio Redfly
Although at first glance this model resembles a subnotebook, the Redfly works completely differently. It serves as an accessory for a smartphone, and does not act as a stand-alone computer.
When Celio’s device is connected to a Windows Mobile phone, either by Bluetooth or USB, any application on the smartphone is shown on the Mobile Companion’s 8-inch, WVGA display without modification or synchronization. The user is then able to interact with that application through a large keyboard and trackpad or mouse.
It is able to run for eight hours on a single charge, or some of its battery power can be transferred to the smartphone.
The Redfly is 9 inches wide, 6 inches deep, and 1 inch thick. It weighs 2.0 pounds (plus a 4 oz. adapter).