Newton at hand

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 May, 2015, 4:21pm


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APPLE Computer said on Friday it plans to start shipping the first version of its much-awaited Newton hand-held computer by the middle of this year.

The device, which Apple has positioned as fitting in somewhere between full-blown personal computers and hand-held electronic datebooks, is expected to sell for about US$700 and be about the size of a videocassette.

Apple first announced a year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it planned to move into pocket-sized product categories using digital technology.