Thursday, July 21, 2005

Personal Technology -- Info Appliance Offers Nice Touches, but It's Costly, Has Limitations

Personal Technology -- Info Appliance Offers Nice Touches, but It's Costly, Has Limitations: "Unlike some earlier info appliances, the Pepper Pad is able to take advantage of modern technologies developed for the PC. It offers built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking for getting on the Internet at broadband speeds, and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking for hooking up peripherals. It has a slot for the popular SD memory cards used in digital cameras, so you can transfer photos easily. And it has a USB port meant for use with the new little USB thumb drives, so you can easily import photos, music and videos.
Inside is a 20-gigabyte hard drive, the Linux operating system and a Web browser based on the open-source Mozilla code that also underlies the popular Firefox browser."

Walt Mossberg reviews (Notes co-creator) Len Kawell's latest product.
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