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The MessagePad 130 was a touchscreen mobile device that was released by Apple Computer as part of its MessagePad tablet computer line.

Release[]

The MessagePad 130 was announced on March 14, 1996 and shipped on the following March 25th, with general worldwide availability at retailers during the following month.[1][2] It was discontinued in April 1997.[3]

Features[]

The MessagePad 130 utilized the form factor of the of the MessagePad 110 / 120 with a 20 MHz ARM 610 processor. Static RAM capacity was increased to 2.5 MB with 1,199 KB used by Newton OS 2.0, leaving 1,361 KB available for user data. Storage space could be expanded through the PCMCIA Type II slot. The 320 x 240 monochrome LCD display added a new electroluminscent backlighting feature. This was the last model to use this form factor before the redesigned MessagePad 2000 was introduced in March 1997.[3]

Variants[]

Digital Ocean licensed and produced a ruggedized variant of the MessagePad 130 with wireless capabilities called the Seahorse.[4]

References[]

  1. Apple Announces the MessagePad 130 With Backlit Screen, Apple Computer. 1996-03-14. Archived 1998-12-05.
  2. New Apple MessagePad 130 With Backlighting Is The Ideal Solution For Mobile Health Care Workers, Apple Computer. 1996-03-25. Archived 1999-01-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Luckie, Douglas. MessagePad 130 with Newton 2.0 Operating System. Michigan State University. Archived from the original on 2014-03-23.
  4. Seahorse, Digital Ocean. Archived 1997-01-24.

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