Philips Velo 1

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The Velo 1 was Philips' original handheld device. It weighs about a pound, measures 7" x 4" x 1", and use a 16-color gray scale display. As originally marketed, it comes with an AC adapter and a docking station to connect to your main computer (a desktop for most people, although my main computer happens to be a laptop), and two CDs containing additional software.
Release+Date: August, 1997 
Dimensions: 172 x 95 x 32 millimetres 
Mass: 374 grams (battery included)
Embedded;Operating;System: Microsoft Handheld PC 1.0
CPU+Clock: 36.864 MHz
CPU: Philips MP3910
RAM:capacity: 4 MiB 
ROM+capacity: 8 MiB 
Display+Type: backlit monochrome STN , 4 scales
Display+Diagonal: 5.1 " 
Display-Resolution: 480 x 240
Positioning:Device: Touchscreen 
Primary:Keyboard: Built-in QWERTY-type keyboard
Infrared+Gate: 115200bit/s (SIR/CIR) 
Serial: RS-232 
Modem: v.32bis (14.4kbit/s) 

PCWorld said:
"Philips Velo 1 hand-held computer is the best of the breed so far, based on my experience with a pre-production unit. But as a breed, CE devices are not for everyone: They%squotre not quite pocket size, have tiny keyboards, and require you to point and click using a stylus.
Weighing in at 14.5 ounces, the charcoal gray Velo is relatively sleek for a device that can generate documents, spreadsheets, and faxes; surf the Web; take voice memos; and interface seamlessly with your desktop via a serial connection.

Like other Windows CE devices, the Velo has a small QWERTY keyboard and a 480-by-240 resolution monochrome touch-screen LCD. Its backlighting capability is useful given the rather dim display. The easy-to-use stylus--calibrated to your touch during startup--replaces a mouse. When not in use it conveniently slides into a slot on the upper right side of the keyboard."
Our unit is complete with docking station, manuals and software

Manufacturer: Philips
Date: August 1997

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Philips Velo 1 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Philips Velo 1 User Guide Philips 1997

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH7122. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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