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TheAustralian: Itsy has research in hand

Sep 02, 1999, 01:55 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Hellaby)

"Designed around a 200MHz Intel StrongARM processor and running the Linux operating system, the Itsy also features a 230x200 pixel screen, and built-in microphone, speaker and infrared port."

"The device, code named Itsy, includes much of the technology likely to be incorporated in future handheld devices, and is designed to encourage the development of new user interfaces and applications."

"One of those interfaces, dubbed rock'n'scroll, enables the user to control of device by tilting it backward and forward."

"The Itsy is powerful enough to run a user interface based on speech recognition."

"Australian researchers had ported the kernel of the Windows CE operating system to the Itsy as proof of its viability as a commercial platform."

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