OT: RE: Small UNIX boxes

From: Rick Bensene <rickb_at_bensene.com>
Date: Wed Jan 30 17:24:10 2002

Quite off-topic, but probably of interest --

For small Unix machines, how about the wristwatch that runs Linux and
uses X11 for the display, developed at IBM?

The original prototype used a small backlit LCD display, but the latest
version uses an Organic LED (OLED) display that is absolutely stunning!

The machine runs with an ARM 7 CPU (Cirrus Logic EP7211), 8 Megs of
flash memory and 8 Megs of DRAM. The OLED display is 640x480. It has a
built-in Bluetooth transceiver, Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery, a
combination of touch screen and a jog dial for user interface, infra-red
interface. The watch 'program' is 'xclock'!

There's a great article (with lots of pix) about the development in the
latest edition of IEEE's "Computer" journal (January 2002).

Rick Bensene
The Old Calculator Web Museum
Received on Wed Jan 30 2002 - 17:24:10 GMT

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