Apple releases the Newton MessagePad

3rd August 1993
Apple releases the Newton MessagePad

Released on 3rd August 1993, the Apple Newton was one of the first handheld personal digital assistants.

Developed by Apple, the Newton provided features including an address book, a calendar, notes, fax, and email. It had a 336x240 pressure-sensitive monochrome display which used a pen-based user interface with handwriting recognition.

The Newton was based around a 20 MHz ARM 610 processor, with 4 MB of ROM and 640k of SRAM. It ran off AAA batteries, and sold for $699.

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