Celio Corp has just announced that its Redfly can now be used with some of the latest BlackBerry models. This allows users to turn their smartphone into a netbook with a large keyboard and display.
This accessory puts whatever is displayed on the phone’s screen on its larger, higher-resolution display, and allows users to enter text with a nearly full-size QWERTY keyboard.
The Redfly was previously available only for Windows Mobile, but can now be used with several RIM devices: the BlackBerry Bold 9000, BlackBerry Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Tour 9630.
“BlackBerry is a leader in the smartphone market and has an overwhelming acceptance among business users,” said Kirt Bailey, president and CEO of Celio Corp. “We’re confident that BlackBerry smartphone customers will enjoy the convenience of using Redfly’s larger screen and keyboard to type emails, browse the Internet, and edit documents.”
Pricing and Availability
The new driver for BlackBerrys is available free of charge, but naturally it requires a Redfly to accomplish anything.
There are two versions. The Redfly C8N has an 8-inch display and a media port. It sells for $250. The Redfly C7 has a 7-inch screen and costs $200.
These devices offer a WVGA (800×480) display, trackpad, and up to an 8-hour battery, plus USB and VGA ports.
In addition to the three BlackBerry models listed, the Redfly can be used with more than 60 Windows Mobile devices.
Source: Celio Corp.