NTLK Bringing back the Newton?

From: Bill Moser (guillermo1967@hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 05:21:17 EST

I think there's very little chance that this would happen. It is much more
likely (and I think far more productive for anyone wanting to revive the
technology) that Apple will use some of the better unique features of the
Newton on a PalmOS based device.

I like some of the Palm's features but I'd really be excited with a unit
that used the Rosetta HWR system (and had the HWR as tightly integrated as
the Newton does), had the ability to launch apps straight out of flash RAM
(the TRG boards in Palms are clumsy alternatives to flash storage at best),
and could do sound recording and text-to-speech. I suppose I could live
without a word processor, but Newton Works is very handy.

Apple has the expertise to do a SUPERB handheld, without the original
clunkers that killed Newton (the -10061 bug, too large a form factor, bad
desktop connectivity).
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