FON Downloader next in pipeline June 13, 2006
Ok, the new Fonera router is on it's way and about 20.000 units should hit the market in September. The router is manufactured by China-based Accton and features the latest Fon software incl. double SSID (Fon & personal) amongst other. But Martin Varsavsky has the next revolution on his shortlist already. The next generation or upscale Fonera router will feature more build in memory to run Linux-based "downloading" software such as Limewire or Azureus enabling the router to download music, movies and other media without being connected to a computer. You can also upload your own portal to the router. Now, when you log on to it (or your friends, family and other foneros) one will have a customized portal (even access controlled areas should be possible). You could "tell" your Fonera Downloader from a remote place to get you a movie you want, say while you have limited bandwidth connection to the internet and then stream it from there when you reach a WiFi AP. Or you just connect an external hard-drive to the router, store all your music there and you could access your archive anywhere in the world. This sounds really great! Web 2.0 that makes sense and offers a real value for a change.