If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the $500 RedFly mobile companion to be released, your wait is almost over. Redfly’s taking preorders for the device. If you’re an IT manager or you’ve got super deep pockets, you can even order a five- or -ten-pack for $2,495 or $4,990, respectively.
Though the device might not appeal to everyone, I spoke with Brighthand’s Ed Hardy about the demo unit he was using at CTIA this year and he loves it. In fact, he didn’t even bring a big boy laptop, if memory serves. He was just tap, tap, tapping away on the RedFly. The eight-hour battery life, especially, makes it nice if your entire life is on your smartphone and you’re looking to outfit it with a big keyboard and screen.