<computer> A Personal Digital Assistant
produced by Apple Computer.
The Newton provides a clever, user-friendly
interface and relies solely on pen-based input.
Eagerly anticipated, the Newton uses handwriting recognition software to "learn" the users handwriting and provide reliable character recognition.
Various third-party software applications are available and add-on peripherals like wireless modems for Internet
access are being sold by Apple Computer, Inc.
and its licensees.
Newton Inc.'s NewtonOS competes with Microsoft Corporation
's Windows CE
, and was to be compatible with DEC
SA-1100, an embedded 200MHz microprocessor
, which was due in 1998.
Handwriting recognition example (http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/~jxm/tablespoons.html).