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CNET News.com: Be teams with Net appliance maker

Dec 29, 1999, 19:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephanie Miles)

"In the latest bid to simplify Web surfing, upstart Net appliance maker Qubit has teamed with software developer Be for use of its Stinger operating system in a new line of wireless devices.

Qubit announced that it will adopt the Stinger OS from Be for its WebTablet, a simplified Web surfing and email device that looks like an Etch a Sketch. The product, due by the second quarter of next year, will sell for around $400, according to the company.

The WebTablet belongs to a family of pad products vying for attention in the emerging market for easy-to-use appliances for the home. Their main features are large screens and the ability to connect to the Internet wirelessly, either through a wireless modem or a wireless "bridge" to a wired PC or a docking station. Either way, the device lets users read on the Web or send email from anywhere in the house."

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