Newton Glossary

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Siemens Online Terminal

A prototype device developed by Siemens that was positioned as an “all-in-one communication terminal” employing a user interface based on Newton OS and combining several communication services including wireless telephony, fax, voice messaging, web access, and email. Siemens also developed the NotePhone which combined a telephone and fax modem with the equivalent of an Original MessagePad.

The Siemens Online Terminal has been variously (and erroneously) referred to as an OAD, NotePhone 2000, and Messenotizen.

A third-party device that utilizes a licensed version of Newton OS is commonly referred to as a clone.

Additional Information

NewtonTalk Archives: Siemens Online Terminal
NewtNews #138: Siemens Online Terminal
Internet Archive: Newton OS Computers from Licensees
Internet Archive: Press Release: CeBIT ‘97
Internet Archive: Das “OAD”
Internet Archive: Siemens Online-Terminal Prototyp (GIF)
Flickr: Siemens “NotePhone 2000” Prototype


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