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IBM's Linux Watch: The Challenge of Miniaturization
January 2002 (vol. 35 no. 1)
pp. 33-41

Nearly four years in development, the IBM Linux watch contains a complete computer system that runs Linux, displays X11 graphics, and has wireless connectivity. The system fits in a case that could pass as a slightly unusual analog timepiece with a somewhat odd shape and an extraordinarily brilliant face. The developers have created two versions of the watch, one with an organic light-emitting diode display and the other with a liquid crystal display. Still considered a research prototype, the watch already runs some personal information management applications, and it can communicate with PCs, PDAs, and other wireless-enabled devices, viewing condensed e-mail and directly receiving pager-like messages. Eventually, users will be able to access various Internet-based services, such as up-to-the-minute information about weather, traffic conditions, the stock market, and sports.

Chandra Narayanaswami, Noboru Kamijoh, Mandayam Raghunath, Tadanobu Inoue, Thomas Cipolla, Jim Sanford, Eugene Schlig, Sreekrishnan Venkiteswaran, Dinakar Guniguntala, Vishal Kulkarni, Kazuhiko Yamazaki, "IBM's Linux Watch: The Challenge of Miniaturization," Computer, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 33-41, Jan. 2002, doi:10.1109/2.976917
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