Paul Allen's Flipstart Windows XP PDA Debuts At DEMO 2004

Posted: Feb 17 2004, 9:17am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:17pm CDT, in News | Portable Devices

Paul Allen's Flipstart Windows XP PDA debuts at DEMO 2004
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Vulcan Inc., founded by Paul Allen, announced today that it will preview FlipStart™ at DEMO 2004. Demo 2004 is going on right now in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vulcan’s “MiniPC” prototype is now called FlipStart™. The PDA combines the performance and functionality of Windows® XP with the connectivity of wireless PDAs.

Flipstart Features:

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home/Professional operating system
  • Dimensions: 5.8" x 4" x 1" (148mm x 101mm x 26mm)
  • Weighs 1lb (450g)
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 256MB system RAM
  • 30GB internal hard drive
  • 3D graphics w/ 8MB video RAM
  • Full-function, QWERTY thumb keyboard w/ hotkeys for commonly used commands
  • 5.6" HDTV-quality display (1024 x 600)
  • Lithium-ion Polymer battery (2-6 hours battery life*)
  • Integrated 802.11b (11 Mbps) /g (54 Mbps) Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internal microphone/speaker with headphones and ear bud jacks
  • Integrated 1.3MP digital camera
More details at

We reported in the past about other Windows XP PDAs, like the OQO and the Tiqit. The OQO was shown again at the CES 2004 earlier this year. Who of those three will make it to the market first is the million dollar question.

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Vulcan Inc. creates and advances a variety of world-class endeavors and high-impact initiatives that change and improve the way people live, learn, do business and experience the world. Founded in 1986 by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, and under the direction of president and CEO Jody Patton, Vulcan oversees various business and charitable projects including real estate holdings, investments in more than 50 companies, from Charter Communications, DreamWorks SKG and Digeo Broadband to the Sporting News, the Seattle Seahawks NFL and Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchises, First & Goal Inc., Vulcan Productions, the Seattle Cinerama theatre, Experience Music Project and the six Paul G. Allen Foundations.

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