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August 2000
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E-Transcript for Palm Organizers

RealLegal.com Inc. has released its e-transcript for Palm handheld computers. Using the software, attorneys can download, search and send electronic trial and deposition e-transcripts any time, anywhere.

Court reporters can transfer transcripts to lawyers using the software, which produces documents in a read-only, encrypted, virus and password-protected, electronically signed format. No special software is needed to open, view or search the transcript, says the Denver-based company. Transcripts can be downloaded through e-mail or from a court reporter's online transcript repository, as well as be "beamed" to counsel via Palm's infrared communication function.

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PalmOS.com

Palm Inc.'s InSynch Online has launched PalmOS.com, a new Web site that will offer information about the Palm operating system. It will include information about new products and services based on the Palm operating system, events, and more.

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HANDHELD COMPUTERS

MultiMediaCard

SanDisk Corp. has announced that its MultiMediaCard will be bundled with InnoGear's MiniJam personal digital audio player, a device designed for use with the Handspring Visor personal organizer. With the Handspring Springboard Expansion Slot, users can turn their Visor into a music player, wireless modem, or even a global positioning system. MiniJam also works as an e-Book reader, a flashing LED alarm and an image and slide show viewer, and offers storage capacity of up to 64 MB.

SanDisk also announced that it is supplying OPENERS Co. Ltd. of South Korea with its compact, low power consumption MultiMediaCard for storage of MP3 audio in the "hanzoom" DMP-2000 Digital Music Player. Hanzoom, which means "handy" in Korean, is an Internet music player featuring two flash memory card slots capable of supporting both the MultiMediaCard as well as the upcoming Secure Digital Memory Card.

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NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS

IBM ThinkPads

IBM has released two new series of lightweight IBM ThinkPad notebook computers, that feature titanium composite covers for strength and an optional local area network (LAN) PC card.

* IBM's ThinkPad A series is designed to be alternatives to desktop computers. The units weigh 5.9 pounds, and offer a choice of a 500/700 MHz Mobile Intel Pentium III processor or a 500 MHz Mobile Intel Celeron Processor.

* The T series ThinkPads are 4.6 pounds, with a battery life of up to four hours. Choice of processors include a Mobile Intel Pentium III 650/700 MHz, with 128 MB RAM; 8 MB VRAM; and 14.1- or 13.3-inch display.

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Sony VAIO

The SONY VAIO "all-in-one" notebooks feature built-in DVD-ROM, hard and floppy drives, and a 56 Kbps V.90 modem. Buyers can choose either Windows 98 second edition or Word 2000. They also feature i.Link interface for DV editing and simple networking.

Four models are available:

* The F430 offers an Intel Pentium III 450 MHx processor; 14.1 inch XGA TFT screen; 64 MB RAM; a 6.0 GB hard drive; and weighs 6.8 pounds.

* The F450 comes with a 500 MHz Intel Pentium III processor; 14.1 inch screen; 64 MB RAM; 9.0 GB hard drive; and weighs 6.8 pounds.

* The F480 has a 600 MHz Intel Pentium III processor; 15 inch screen; 64 MB RAM; 12.0 GB hard drive; and weighs approximately seven pounds.

* The F490 is equipped with a 650 MHz Intel Pentium III processor; 15-inch screen; 128 MB RAM; 18.1 GB hard drive; and weighs approximately seven pounds.

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STORAGE

HP M820e

The Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus M820e is a portable drive designed to be used in conjunction with a laptop computer. It writes at 4x speed and reads at 20x speed.

The CD-Writer Plus 9300I Series for PCs are internal drives that can record up to 650 MB of data, and operate at speeds of up to 10x for writing, 4x for re-writing, and 32x for reading.

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PROJECTORS

EPSON PowerLite

Epson America Inc. has unveiled its EPSON PowerLite 715c, a 5.8 pound portable projector that can run without being connected to a PC. It features "EasyMP" software, which enables users to run computerized presentations without a PC by transferring presentation files to a PC card that can be inserted in a slot on the projector.

The unit offers 1000 ANSI lumens, and can be used for viewing DVDs, video cassettes and other video content. It is HDTV-ready, and is compatible with PCMCIA Flash memory and, with the use of an optional adapter, can work with cards such as Compact Flash.

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Proxima Projector

Proxima's UltraLight LX1 portable projector weighs 8.1 pounds and comes with a "Batmouse II" mouse control, laser pointer and remote projector control. It supports several resolutions including VGA 640 by 480 and XGA 1024 by 768, and the on-screen menu is available in five languages.

It features 800 ANSI lumens for lights-on presentations and a 1:3:1 zoom that the company says lets users set up anywhere in a room.

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PHONES

Spread Spectrum: Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. says its new Spread Spectrum 1800 Series 900 MHz digital cordless telephones offer one-touch access to the Net2Phone Internet Telephony network, offering users low cost long distance phone calls by sending calls over the Internet.

Users can choose between regular long-distance phone service and Internet-based long distance service by pressing a button on their phone. For more information circle no. 334.

Vocalmax allows hands-free operation of cell and cordless phones and walkie-talkies reports manufacturer Nomatec Technologies Inc.

The flexible device fits around the back of the user's neck and senses the vibration of the user's vocal cords when speaking, the company says.

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America Online is now available on the Sprint PCS Wireless Web. Users can now access AOL services, including e-mail, news, weather, etc., using any Sprint PCS Internet-ready phone. AOL will appear in the third slot on the opening screen of the Sprint PCS Wireless Web.

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