The Psion netBook uses EPOC, the operating system widely seen as the key rival to Microsoft’s Windows CE in the mobile computing market.
The netBook will include a full VGA color screen, Intel SA-1100 StrongARM 190MHz processor, 32/64MB Internal DRAM, compact flash and PC Card slots. The device weighs just over 2.5 pounds, measures 9 ¼-in. X 7-in. X 1 ½-in. with a battery life of eight and a half hours.
The U.S. release price is estimated to be under $1,200.
Psion said the inclusion of a Java Virtual Machine (version 1.1.4) means that a wide range of applications will be available for the device, and applications could easily be developed without the risks associated with developing for a specialist operating system.
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