Cyrix pays Register a visit

Shows Webpad off in Mayfair

Graham Jackson, European marketing director of Cyrix, paid a visit to The Register the other evening toting a working model of the Webpad. The handheld device, with a 10-inch LCD screen, can use either RF (radio frequency) or DECT technology, the former giving a range of about 500 feet and the latter about 900 feet, said Jackson. He successfully logged into The Register pages using the machine. Jackson said that the Webpad, which will be manufactured by Taiwanese company Tatung for a range of OEMs, is likely to debut in volume in Q3. Applications include warehousing, hospitals and other jobs which involve working on the move. It could also be useful for Register staff when they are in The Old Monk, The Windmill, the Mason's Arms and other pubs in the locality. This, of course, is a very infrequent occurrence. Battery life on the reference model we saw was eight hours. ®

Sponsored: Today’s most dangerous security threats