IDEO ;aunches 'Web Slate' device which uses a Transmeta chip


IDEO ;aunches 'Web Slate' device which uses a Transmeta chip

Matthew Thomas

The company that designed the popular Palm handheld computer has created a portable device based on Transmeta's recently introduced Crusoe PC-compatible chips.

IDEO designed a "Web Slate" which was demonstrated by Transmeta CEO David Ditzel during a conference last week. The device is designed to access the Internet over wireless connections using a touch-screen display and stylus input.

Ditzel also showed prototypes of portable devices from S3 called Day Tripper, and a tablet device from Quanta Computer. He said that other companies are preparing handheld devices that will use its Crusoe chips.

Transmeta revealed Crusoe in mid-January after raising $100m in a five-year effort. Crusoe uses very small amounts of power and a software technique called "code morphing" that allows it to emulate any microprocessor. Current versions offer X86 compatibility.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy