The code name of the original design concepts for the MessagePad, featuring a “dark, sleek and sculpted aesthetic” and incorporating a automotive-inspired hood or cowl-shaped lid. Also referred to as the Batman Concept and Batmobile prototype.
Flickr: Jim Abeles’ Newton “Batmobile” Prototype
Flickr: Grant Hutchinson’s Newton “Batmobile” Prototype
Wired: Remembering the Apple Newton’s Prophetic Failure and Lasting Impact