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CNET Hitachi launches Transmeta-based Internet appliance

Dec 07, 2000, 12:54 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Hitachi has begun shipping an Internet appliance in Japan that contains a Crusoe processor from Transmeta and that will eventually come to the United States."

"Hitachi's Flora-ie 55mi is effectively a cross between a notebook, a handheld and a cell phone. The device--which looks like a notebook screen with a frame--hooks up directly to the Internet and is used to search Web content or run applications, similar to a standard PC. However, people can use a pen to input data like a Palm. Additionally, it contains a mobile phone interface for calls."

"Like the Crusoe-based Internet terminal released by Gateway and America Online in November, the Flora will contain a version of Linux. Transmeta notebooks--including Hitachi's Crusoe notebooks--run Windows."

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