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OS X on your Visor: NewtonX Module
Sunday April 1, 2001 - 3:37 PM EST - By James Hromadka
Handspring co-founder Jeff Hawkins has hinted at Handspring using other operating systems besides the Palm OS one day. It has been assumed that that day would be several years in the future, but that day is today.
VisorCentral has uncovered information and pictures about the NewtonX, a Springboard module being developed by Apple Computer that turns any Visor Prism into a Newton-based device running a variant of Mac OS X.
Years ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs ditched the Newton PDA in order to focus on Apple's core businesses. We knew that Jobs wanted to eventually get back into the handheld business -- he tried to buy Handspring -- but nothing came to fruition until now.
Here are the basic features of the NewtonX:
More details on the NewtonX will be available this July at Macworld
New York. Neither pricing or feature set has been finalized.
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