, joining a long and
growing list of companies entering the network computer race, said it will ship
its Acorn NetStation in October.
NetStation will sell for $618 and will use a standard
television set to broadcast video. Users will be able to surf the Web using
a remote-control handset with the system, which uses an ARM microprocessor.
Several other makers this week launched their own versions of the Internet box, a device designed primarily for Net access and affordability.Acer Acer unveiled a $500 box yesterday, and
on Monday, Wyse Technology rolled out a
$500 terminal, along with a plan to let users rent software by the hour.
A slew of companies are planning launch Internet boxes throughout the year,
including Apple Computer, HDS Network Systems, IBM, Sun
River Data Systems, and Diba.
Rent-an-app with Wyse Net
First NC sales slated for
Oracle to ship groupware for