Numerous companies are showing off upcoming products at the giant CeBIT show going on now in Germany. One of these is Sony, who has a prototype of a Wi-Fi (802.11) card that fits in the Memory Stick slot on the company’s Clie handhelds, according to PDAfrance.
Sony currently offers the WL100, a Wi-Fi CompactFlash card but it can only be used with some of the company’s high-end models, including the NX series and the NZ90. This one would allow the other Clie models to connect to Wi-Fi wireless networks.
Reportedly, this will be released in July. Pricing is not yet known.
Wi-Fi, or Wireless Fidelity, is a medium-range wireless networking protocol. It offers data transfer speeds of up to 11 MB per second over a range of 300 feet. It is typically used to allow mobile devices, like laptops and handhelds, to connect to networks and therefore the Internet.
Networks can be set up at home or offices and an increasing number of coffeeshops and other businesses offer Wi-Fi access.