"Invair Technologies (Stuttgart, Germany) unveiled a
new Linux-based PDA this week at CeBIT 2002 in Hannover, Germany.
According to Adrian Steinmann of Invair, the device, called the
Filewalker, was designed to be able to be operated with one hand,
weighs a mere 0.2 lbs, and is quite small (though somewhat thick),
at 3.4 x 2.2 x .74 in.
Invair's new Linux PDA is based on a 133MHz Intel StrongARM
system-on-chip processor, and has 32 MBytes of system DRAM plus 16
MBytes of Flash ROM. The display is a 160 x 240 pixel monochrome
(16-grayscale) LCD and an EL (electroluminescent) backlight
provides high legibility in widely varying lighting conditions. The
Filewalker's expansion interfaces include an infrared port (which
can be used for communicating with other devices including GSM
phones), a USB interface, and an "MMC" slot for use with optional
memory expansion cards.
Reflecting its European origins (it was developed and is
manufactured by Invair Technologies in Germany), the Filewalker is
packaged in a metal case (despite its light weight) and supports
five European languages: German, English, French, Italian, and
Spanish. The language selection is made on initial startup and can
be altered later via a "hard reset"."