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Japan's Sanyo is to offer locals an internet access terminal looks like a giant Jesus Phone on a stick. Sanyo's Albo: iPhone on a stick Dubbed the "Albo Home Network Viewer", the unit's designed to connect to a home's Wi-Fi network and allow users to hop online and check email, run webcam sessions, send instant messages, …

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Paris Hilton

How much?

Wouldn't it be cheaper to put a JesusPhone on a stick (well, an iPod Touch at least -- but I'm not sure what biblical term for the latter piece of kit is).

Paris, 'cos I've seen her in the biblical sense...

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Coat

On a stick ?

Does it come with a jalapeño shaped cover ?

On a stick.

Mine's the one that talks on its own.

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Japanese text...

..don't think it'll sell well in the UK. ;)

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Joke

Re: how much

Wouldn't it be cheaper to put a JesusPhone on a stick (well, an iPod Touch at least -- but I'm not sure what biblical term for the latter piece of kit is).

surely that should be a jesusphone on the new iStick.

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Happy

Retro cool yays!

Isn't this what things in the future are supposed to look like?

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Anonymous Coward

@ Re: how much

The stick for a JesusPhone should be an iCrucifix.

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Google 'chumby'

Already out in the US, much cheaper!

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Joke

webster phreaky should like it!

They absolutely crucified the iPhone.

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iKeg

iBeer scaled up!

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Erm

Doesnt the stand make it unweildy and table-requiring? Design fail perhaps.

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Joke

At long last...

The smartphone that doesn't have a phone function is finally out! I knew it would happen!

Joke aside, this is a good old last-era terminal, web 2.0-style. I tend to prefer keyboard over webcam-and-mic, but I might be a bit old-school. I can see that gadget finding its hypster target though. It makes much more sense than cramming a wannabe-entertainment center in a tiny device with no proper display or audio.

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Windows Mobile?

Windows Mobile? I'd rather be shot in the face.

Besides for the same price you could get TWO Chumbys. (http://store.chumby.com/) The Chumby certainly *looks* nicer.

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Unhappy

Oh, I thought you said

ASBO on a stick; and I'm thinking - AHA! a new kind of clue stick.

What a disappointment.

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Odd One Out

1: Jesus Phone

2: The Forth Rail Bridge

3: Margaret Thatcher

4: Windows 7

Answer:

4 - The rest are getting Really Old, Really Fast. Just call it a bloody iPhone and be done with it.

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Happy

Rollin Old Skool...

http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/Shustek/37-Xerox-Alto.gif

<insert additional slang I don't understand here>

Additionally, who else thinks "Albo" sounds like "Alpo" but for the Aibo? Anybody?

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Infrared

"It even has an infrared port, so you can zap over snaps taken on your phone."

Bluetooth would be more useful, my phone doesn't have an infrared port.

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Old idea

There were a brace of similar devices a few years ago and they never caught on e.g. the Siemens Simpad (also WindowsCE)

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Paris Hilton

That Chumby

like all Yanks, fat and useless.

Paris - one out of two ain't bad

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@WinMo and Chumby

For that price you could buy one Albo, two chumbys or...

....erm....

A laptop? In fact, you could buy 2 netbooks.

FAIL.

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