From the September 2000 issue of Startups

Sadly, that magic chip implant that will forever fuse our brains with the Web still eludes. In the meantime, at least there's Motorola's V8160 Internet phone ($399-$599, depending on your carrier). With it, Net fanatics get to browse Web sites compatible with Phone.com's UP.Browser 3.1. Plus, you can do old-millennium things like talk on it. Key specs of the 3-ounce phone include: Dual mode 800 MHz digital CDMA/analog AMPS, backlit display and 24-key keypad.













J.W. Dysart, a software analyst and Internet business consultant, has written for more than 40 publications, including The New York Times and The Financial Times of London. He is also a columnist for our sister publication, Entrepreneur's Start-Ups.