Biz Briefs: Web on the Run

It looks like a checkbook. But you'll want to open the Pocket Surfer, a new 6in. by 3in. portable Internet device from DataWind, a small tech shop based in Montreal. On most pdas and cell phones, Web pages are crunched and reformatted and take too long to download. On the Pocket Surfer, however, pages look just like those on your laptop: pictures, links, even pop-up ads (fortunately, the Pocket Surfer lets you quash those nuisances with a single button). And it's easy to set up. DataWind gives you an adapter to plug into your cell phone, which connects the Pocket Surfer...

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