[NTLK] On Eve of iPad 3G, Anyone Have A Motorola Marco Newton OS Device?

Bryan N Iotti ironsides.medvet at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 16:07:34 EDT 2010

Uhm... I would like to find an emulator for the Magic Cap software that the Envoy ran...

The more I read about the Newton and that kind of technology, the more I feel like there haven't been revolutions in GUI and ideas since... Just think about dragging a line across the note pad to make a new note: that's incredible! And a million little things like that... Think about having a soup that provides bluetooth functionality to a plethora of software that was written before bluetooth was even dreamed of...

And then people announce "groundbreaking products"... Bah

On Apr 20, 2010, at 16:57 , Jonathan Schalliol wrote:

> The iPad 3G (a phone-less device) is coming out in days, but the Motorola Marco Newton OS Device is the last product running an Apple OS with a built-in data-only tower wireless network (as far as I can tell).  I really enjoyed playing with these on the ARDIS network back in the mid-1990s (along with the Sony Magic Link-sister the Motorola Envoy).  I almost bought the Envoy actually, I think it was like $1,500, but the biggest issue was how expensive that data network was for monthly service.
> If you have one, or used one regularly, perhaps you could write-in here to share your memories before Apple brings this new device on board.
> Jon
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