Apple Newton MessagePad 110
Earlier models of the MessagePad were not well received due to the poor battery life and variable quality of the built-in hardwriting recognition. The Model 110, represented here, ran on 4 AA batteries, and included much improved software, not only for the handwriting recognition, but also inter device communications. Originally intended to "reinvent" personal computing, the hardware and Newton OS fell prey to fears that it would cut into Macintosh sales, so was "reinvented" as a PDA, or Personal Digital Assistant. It was then marketed as an accessory to the Macintosh, not a replacement for it. ...
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