Observer Steve Kroll points us to a device aimed at the education market that bears a striking resemblance to the ill-fated, but spectacularly cool, Apple eMate. The device is called the Brainium DreamMax, seriously, and runs Windows CE, Microsoftis OS for handhelds. The eMate was one of the last products from Appleis Newton line, and was also aimed at the education market. The eMate ran the Newton OS, Appleis OS for handhelds. To add even more to the similarities, the Brainium DreamMax runs off of a StrongARM RISC processor, the same processor that drove the Newton line, including the eMate. The letter from Steve:
While doing some research at work I ran across this product and was struck by how similar it appears to the Apple eMate product that proceeded the iBook series. Another hint at the brilliant innovation occurring in the Wintel corner!
The Brainium DreamMax
The Apple eMate
From the productis Web page.
Designed specifically for the K-12 Education market, the Brainium DreamMax is an affordable solution to bring fast portable technology into the classroom with a durability that is unmatched in the industry. Turn it on and you have immediate all day access to a Windows CE 3.0 device that runs a multitude of applications including the ability for all your students to use the Internet as a resource in your classroom. Anywhere anytime learning is enhanced with the additions of many peripherals, including your existing hardware as well as new USB port add ons. Include a Rol-A-Lab, for storage, recharging and security to provide a complete technology solution for your school.
Thanks to Observer Steve Kroll for the heads up.