O2 Joggler for folks in the UK
Talk about a truly multi-purpose device to hit the streets of UK – the O2 Joggler. While the name itself might not be too endearing, the Joggler is jam packed with features for home use, and is touted to be a first-of-its-kind device that we don’t really have a description for it. Is it a really large PDA? Or is it a mini text messaging device with the ability to support Internet connectivity? Or could it be a digital photo frame on steroids? How does one classify a device that is all of the above, anyways? To know more about the O2 Joggler, head on right after the jump for the nitty gritty.
The O2 Joggler places a heavy emphasis on how families manage their busy lives, and each family ought to find themselves to be more organized once this is placed in a common area at home – such as being stuck to the fridge door, where mom will see it daily when cooking, dad needs it for his beer and the kids open it throughout the day to grab some milk or soda. The built-in calendar allows the entire family to manage appointments, birthdays, school runs and work deadlines among others, sending text message reminders to the specific family member to be where by when. This is pretty neat device to have, but not for those who have a PDA phone.
Manipulating the calendar on the O2 Joggler is simple thanks to the sleek 7” touchscreen capability that keeps the entire family connected. It can stay connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable, and since there is no integrated SIM card, you won’t have to worry about burdening your monthly budget with another data subscription. Other features on the O2 Joggler include getting updates from Sky News Weather, where you will benefit from a four-day forecast from 60 UK towns as well as most other cities across the world, updates from Trafficmaster, read the latest headlines from Sky News and Sky Sports, display up to 200 photos with its 1GB internal memory, playback audio and video thanks to the USB port, and even send up to 50 text messages each month to any cell phone in the UK for free. The O2 Joggler will be out from early April onwards, retailing for £149.99 a pop. Alternatively, you can get it for free if taken instead of a handset at upgrade.