updated 10:15 am EST, Tue December 26, 2006
Brother Mobile Printer
Brother on Tuesday expanded its MPrint line of handheld printers with the new MW-260. Positioned as a balance between normal desktop printers and the smallest handhelds, the printer uses larger A6-sized paper instead of the A7 found in earlier models: this provides extra room for graphs or for enlarging fonts without sacrificing the level of information per page. Size is no barrier to its speed, Brother further claims. At its maximum 300x300DPI resolution, the MW-260 can output 20 black and white pages per minute.
Its design also signals the first three-interface MPrint device and connects using either Bluetooth, IR, or USB. The added support ensures that PCs or Windows Mobile-equipped handhelds can print away from home or the office without bringing a relevant cable. Brother hopes to release its latest mobile printer in Japan during March; a North American launch is set to follow shortly afterwards. No pricing has been set.