[NTLK] Rare competitor to our Newts

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Thu Jan 5 13:17:31 EST 2012

Very interesting.  I agree the newton is far better in most respects but
 I do admit that MagicCap's interface was the easiest for someone not
familiar with computers to pick up and use.  And I was surprised it did
not do better than it did.

The largest question I have, how is it is to connect one to Vista Or
Windows 7?  We all know how tricky it can be at times to get a Newt
connected on newer hardware (Personally I haven't found anything better
than virtual PC running Windows 98..I don't even need to use
slowdown...it works really well).

I might be interested in one, depending on how easy it is to connect and
move data back and forth. :)

Oh one other question, did it have a custom battery?  Or could it run on


On 1/4/2012 6:53 AM, Marisa Giancarla wrote:
> If you are as into classic hand-held computing devices as I am you may be interested in this: I have 6 brand-new 1999 vintage DataRover 840's with all the accessories (the serial cable alone is worth $20). The DataRover runs the MagicCap OS (the inspiration for Microsoft's doomed "Bob" environment) and a competitor to our Newts.
> I am asking only $25 each. They also have the last OS release flashed on them - the units that show up on eBay from time to time do NOT have the latest version and will not run most of the (limited) software available for it.
> Here is the link: http://dataroverstore.com
> Fill out your collection. :)
> Marisa

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