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CNET News.com: Intel joins crowded device market with Dot.Station

Jun 22, 2000, 12:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

"Intel will enter the increasingly crowded field for Internet appliances today with the Dot.Station, a countertop terminal powered by Red Hat Linux that lets people surf the Web, exchange emails and make phone calls."

"The Dot.Station--which will be announced today, be shown next week in New York, and begin to reach customers in the third quarter--is the latest in a series of devices designed to bring the Internet into homes without PCs. Although many believe that the device market will be huge, no company has really experienced a smash success."

"The question looming over the industry, therefore, is which one of these things--AOLTV, Palm VII, PlayStation2--will be the breakthrough device with the public. Right now, Intel's device is drawing mixed opinions from analysts."

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