Tandy Portable Wordprocessor WP-2
Extract from Tandy catalogue:
"These are battery operated, weight only 3.1 pounds and are 1" thin. The full size keyboard lets you cut, paste, search, replace, centre and justify your text with just a few keystrokes. And there's no need to lug around a heavy dictionary. The jet black case houses a 100,000-word spelling checker and a 200,000-word thesaurus. For hard copies of your work, the WP-2 easily connects to Tandy or IBM-compatible printers. You even add an optional modem to transfer files to your personal computer by phone."
The following applications are built-in ROM and available in standard: TEXT, TELCOM, PHONE (address), CALENDAR (schedule), SPELLCHECK and FILES.
The WP-2/3 while being dedicated word processors also have a terminal mode and x-modem file transfer capabilities. You can write programs on another computer, assemble them and xfer them to the WP-2/3 with x-modem and they can then be run.
1989 Word processor, simple terminal emulator program and telephone directory/calendar software
Full stroke keyboard, 62 keys
CPU NEC 70008A-6 (Zilog Z-80 compatible)
Speed 5.5296 MHz
RAM WP-2 : 32 KB (up to 160 KB)
ROM 256 KB (BIOS, word processor & spell check)
Serial No: UA 035235
Excellent condition with manual and case.
Kindly donated by MIke Voss
Manufacturer: Radio Shack
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