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CNET News.com: Intel to enter Web Appliance market

Jan 05, 2000, 05:42 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

[ Thanks to John Conover for this link. ]

"Intel will further expand its horizons beyond the microprocessor tomorrow when it details plans for selling Linux-powered Internet appliances that make phone calls, surf the Web and send and receive email."

"The new appliances, which will come out toward the middle of the year, will essentially combine a phone with a limited but upgradeable Internet PC. Prices will range from $300 to $700 with monthly service starting at $25 to $30, said Claude Leglise, general manager of the home products group at Intel...."

"Some analysts are viewing the plan positively, because it appears to work out some of the kinks that have held back Internet appliances in the past. The box will have a bigger monitor than Web phones, for instance, but won't have to rely on the TV, a lower-resolution and sometimes inconvenient screen."

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