As expected, Compaq today officially launched its first colour palm top PC, the Aero.(see Newswire 26 January, 1999)
The palm PC is aimed at consumer and business users who need to read email, schedule meetings and access information while on the move, and features a palm sized reflective colour film transistor (HR-TFT) display.
Aero also offers 10 hours of battery life and supports Microsoft?s Windows CE handheld operating system.
Available in two models: the Aero 2120 which has 8Mbyte of memory and the Aero 2130 which has 16Mbyte.
Neil Dagger, senior product marketing manager at Compaq, commented: ?The new Aero includes innovative features that no other vendor currently features such a reflective colour TFT screen, rechargeable Lithium ion and Internet audio content download and playback." "The Aero is designed to extend productivity for users by synchronising data between heir notebook, desktop and network. This means they can now keep up to date with meetings schedules, contact details and emails whether in or out of the office,? he added.
The Aero will begin shipping next month. Pricing is not yet available, but will be around #400.
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