Upside: IBM still geeky insideAug 10, 2000, 08:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)
"Weighing in at 1.5 ounces and containing a motherboard the size of a postage stamp, the device offers wireless communication capability, 8 MB of flash memory and 8 MB of DRAM memory. That's more than enough to run an email program or a stripped-down Web browser."
"But that's it. No plans for a Christmas rollout. No plans for partnerships with existing embedded Linux companies. No plans to develop a suite of applications ushering in the post-PC era for good. Just a chance to grab the momentary spotlight for producing the world's smallest Linux device."
"We wanted to show it could be done," said Takako Yokumura, a spokesperson for IBM Research. "The watch was the smallest form factor we could work on, so there was a bit of a technical challenge."