Dial M for Meteorology

Not only does it look like a prop from "Star Trek," but it also serves up decidedly 21st-century content.

Not only does it look like a prop from "Star Trek," but it also serves up decidedly 21st-century content—in this case, a real-time weather radar view for the ZIP code of choice on a surprisingly clear (if tiny) color screen. Motorolas i95cl communicator was one of the dozens of embedded-Java wireless devices shown to eWeek Labs at JavaOne in San Francisco last month. It should be on sale by this summer with support from several major U.S. service providers.