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InfoWorld: Wearable PC goes to work

Nov 21, 2000, 18:17 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Neel)

"Xybernaut introduced the company's MA4-TC wearable computer at a reception at the Comdex show in Las Vegas this week and pitched the device as a fully functioning, networked computer for mobile business applications."

"Rather than calling it a futuristic gadget, analysts, industry partners IBM and Texas Instruments, and customers alike said that the MA4-TC represents the next major phase in computing, leaps ahead of today's PDAs (personal digital assistants)."

"Weighing in at just under 900 grams and the size of a clock radio, the MA4-TC, is powered by a 400MHz Intel Pentium III processor and memory configuration that can be removed from the system by way of a TC (transferable core) that can be inserted into another mobile device or even a PC or network docking station. Capable of running all standard operating systems including Windows 95/98/2000 and Windows NT, as well as Unix and Linux, the MA4-TC displays on a headset-mounted, full-color video console comparable to a 15-inch monitor when viewed at a distance of 18 inches."

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