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Article: Device profile: FIC AquaPAD

Sep 20, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive

The FIC AquaPAD is a compact, hand-held webpad intended for use in the home or in public areas. It offers the functions of Internet browsing, email, downloading MP3s, playing games, and multimedia audio/video, plus it includes a full suite of PIM apps (Calendar, Calculator, Note, Alarm Clock,… Address Book, TODO List). User input is via touch panel and stylus. The device supports a choice of two operating systems: Midori Linux; and Windows CE.

Here is a summary of the AquaPAD's specs . . .

  • CPU — 500 MHz Transmeta 5400 “Crusoe”
  • System memory — 128MB SO-DIMM SDRAM
  • Nonvolatile memory — 32MB internal CompactFlash
  • Size — 10.8 x 6.6 x 1.1 in
  • Weight — 2.2 lb
  • Input mechanism
  • Display — 8.4-inch TFT LCD with 800×600 pixel resolution
  • Expansion interfaces:
    • Type II PCMCIA (CardBus) slot
    • CompactFlash slot
    • two USB ports
  • Audio — AC'97 Audio Codec, with headphone/MIC jacks and built-in 1W speaker
  • Power supply — four Lithium batteries
An 802.11b wireless LAN card is supported in the PCMCIA slot, as are modules for GSM, GPRS, and Bluetooth.



 
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