Casio and Vodafone will join forces to develop a handheld wireless Internet device that is expected to be ready for retail by the fall.
The first device will have a wide range of functions including personal information management, web access, email, and the ability to download and play digital music from the Internet. The handheld computer will access the web with a digital mobile phone attachment, but future versions will have the telephony technology built in. More advanced models will have the ability to play video clips downloaded from the web.
Pricing was not discussed.