The Internet appliance, updated: A two-pound wireless computer for mobile, recreational computing. Instant-on with a Linux-based operating system.
Does e-mail, AOL-compatible instant messaging, the Web with integrated Mozilla browser and photos, video and music. QWERTY split thumb keypad flanks the 800-by-600-pixel touchscreen, or use the included Bluetooth wireless keyboard. 20-gigabyte hard drive, 256 MB of RAM, 802.11g Wi-Fi, scroll wheel and D-pad for navigation. Stereo speakers, microphone, video and audio outputs plus USB 1.1 port for data transfer.
Available in 2005 for $800. www.pepper.com.