Cabbage Patch doll of cyberspace
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 22:39:58 +1000
This sounds like the same device that is featured in the IT pages of The
Age today (with picture). It is called the TelMail here.
Regards, Trevor Jordan
At 7:15 PM +1000 6/10/98, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>My, it's been very quiet on link since Poll Saturday - everyone stunned?
>Just to lighten things up a little:
>It won't be in stores until holiday shopping
> frenzy is at its peak in December, but
> Sharp Electronics Corp.'s latest gadget
> may be the Cabbage Patch doll of
> cyberspace. We're talking here a $150
> thingie with a Chiclet-size keyboard and
> clamshell LCD screen that lets you type in
> and read e-mail messages. When ready to
> send or receive, you just dial an 800
> number and jam the little box up against the
> receiver's mouth piece. It howls and squalls
> and the other end squeaks and buzzes
> back. Data gets sent and received by those
> sounds and you then turn on the screen and
> read your e-mail. No mess, no wires, no
> modem. No PC either.
> It only handles e-mails of up to 800 words
> and costs $10 per month for Internet
> service, but if it works as promised, Sharp
> PocketMail will, indeed, be sharp.
>Organ transplants are best left to professionals
>-- Brendon Rappa