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InfoWorld.com: LG debuts Linux tablet PC

Jan 16, 2001, 12:50 (1 Talkback[s])

"SOUTH KOREA'S LG Electronics Inc. has announced development of a Linux-based tablet PC that boasts wireless LAN connectivity."

"The Digital iPad is designed for applications such as basic e-mail and Internet access and word processing, and as a multimedia terminal, for which video and MP3 player software is installed, according to a company statement. The machine is operated through a touch-panel 8.4-inch LCD (liquid crystal display), and a wireless LAN adapter provides the data connection for the device at a speed of up to 10M bps (bits per second) at a range of up to 100 meters. Other features include a Compact Flash card socket and USB interface."

"The machine is based on an Intel StrongARM microprocessor running at 200MHz. LG said it plans to later adopt a new 400MHz embedded processor from Intel in the computer. Other future plans for the machine include a voice recognition and videophone function."

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