It has been a few months since I wrote about the Celio REDFLY Mobile Companion device, but I just wanted to let you know that Celio Corp continues to add support for more and more Windows Mobile devices, while also working with partners to enhance the end-user experience. I purchased one of these unit and actually use it on my daily commute a few times a week. Today, Celio is promoting their support for Mobile Virtualization and Remote Access functionality.
With the large display and keyboard, along with the two USB ports, the REDFLY is a perfect platform for connecting your Windows Mobile device to your work or home PC using a tool such as Citrix, Remote Desktop, GoToMyPC, or LogMeIn. I use a MacBook Pro at home and a Dell laptop that I shut down each evening at work, but the capabilities provided on my Windows Mobile device when paired with the REDFLY and one of these tools is very enticing and I think I'll have to give them a try to see just how much I can get done with just my mobile phone. If the speeds are adequate and the connection is robust, I may be able to actually travel light with the REDFLY and leave the laptop behind.
I understand that this functionality is critical to the enterprise market and one of the major selling points for the REDFLY in industry. Celio actually pulled together a white paper that has more information on this capability that I found interesting. Have you used a REDFLY and your Windows Mobile phone as a terminal for your PC?