"Two vendors say they will release wireless Linux-based
tablet-sized handhelds for the home in the first half of
"Qubit Technology selected the operating system for its namesake
device because of its stability and because open source enables it
to charge less for the device, according to Craig Slawson, Qubit's
chief operating officer. He said he expects the magazine-sized
device to cost end users about $350."
"Besides an embedded version of Linux, the device will have a
Java virtual machine, a Netscape Gecko browsing engine and a user
interface built with Macromedia Flash, Slawson said. It will have a
800 x 600 color LCD touchscreen, an infrared keyboard, 16MB of
flash memory and 32MB of SDRAM."
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