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The Register: L&H aims at $12bn market with Linux voice handheld

Feb 28, 2000, 17:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Lea)

"The device runs on Linux, with Red Hat being used for the prototype, but there is no decision yet as to which distribution would be used in the production model."

"Internet access can be through spoken commands, with output either via synthesised voice or viewable on a cunningly-concealed display that pivots out sideways from the body of the device. Although Bastiaens could give no date for availability, it appeared that he would be disappointed if it were not available by the end of this year."

"The prototype is connected by a wire, but the production model would be wireless. Pricing cannot be decided until the manufacturing cost is known, but there is a feeling that $500 is a target."

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