Agenda Computing, a subsidiary of Kessel International Holdings
of Hong Kong, says it will ship a new line of Linux-based handhelds
The Agenda VR3 has a 160 x 240 pixel LCD screen with 16
grayscale shades. Its handwriting recognition system enables users
to write anywhere on the screen. It sports a 66 MHz 32-bit MIPS
processor and a 33.6Kbps modem is an option.
As with many other handhelds, it synchronizes with desktop
computers via a cradle. It also supports infrared transfer of
information with other devices, including Palm devices.
The company will offer three versions of the device. The Agenda
VR3 has 8MB RAM and 2MB Flash storage and a retail price of $149.
The Agenda VR3+ has 8MB RAM and 4MB Flash and costs $199 and the
Agenda VR3s has 8MB RAM and 8MB Flash and costs $249.
All three devices will ship in October and the company says you
can reserve a unit at its Web site. In addition, the company says it will
ship the VR5 model in November that includes a rechargeable
lithium-ion battery, and additional Flash storage. That model will
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