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CNN/IDG: Crusoe cruises ahead

Feb 11, 2000, 16:10 (2 Talkback[s])
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"A flat two-pound Web pad designed to wirelessly connect to the Internet, a crash-proof computer, and a notebook you can run all day on batteries are just some of the myriad devices that Transmeta's Crusoe chips will bring to market soon...."

"Web pads may become available as soon as April, but more likely in June, says Frank Priscaro, Transmeta's director of brand development. He gave the preview to an enthralled crowd at the LinuxWorld Expo last week. S3 is the only vendor publicly signed up to manufacture Web pads running the Crusoe chips...."

"Other devices coming down the pipeline include a thin mobile PC that will support a broadband connection, and a full-featured mobile PC that you'll be able to power down in sleep mode for almost two weeks, says Priscaro. A wearable PC could be another Crusoe-powered device you'll see in the future, Priscaro hinted."

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