Buy an Apple Newton, Help Hurricane Victims

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An eBay seller is offering five Apple Newton MP2100 PDAs. The near mint units are being sold to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina. So pick up an old-school PDA, join the Newton Cult and help people who need it.

 Apple Newton

Bid on the eBay auction here.

From the description:

The Apple Newton MessagePad 2100 PDA features a 162 MHz StrongARM 110 processor, 8 MB of Mask ROM, 8 MB of RAM (4 MB of DRAM, 4 MB of Flash RAM), dual PCMCIA slots, dual-mode IrDA-beaming capabilities, and a Newton InterConnect port for multiple connectivity options, in a sleek handheld case with a 4.9 in. by 3.3 in. 16-level grayscale backlit LCD display (480×320 @ 100 dpi) for use with the provided stylus. The Newton MessagePad 2100 is historically notable as the only Newton released by the briefly-lived “Newton, Inc”, an Apple spin-off company. The Newton MessagePad was one of the first series of handheld systems, or PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), to attempt to recognize natural handwriting and the handwriting recognition is equal or superior to any PDA on the market today.

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