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MessagePad 130

The first Newton device to incorporate backlighting, the MessagePad 130 shares the same case styling as the MessagePad 110 and MessagePad 120. Improvements over the previous model included increased memory capacity, significantly larger ROM, a slightly textured screen to better simulate a paper surface, and Newton OS 2.0 installed as the standard operating system.

The MessagePad 130 was code named Dante in reference to the use of Newton OS 2.0 (also called Dante), as well as Quark. The MessagePad 120 is commonly referred to as an MP130.

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