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| Seiko to Sell Wristwatch PDA with Movie Playback
October 22, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Seiko Instruments Inc. said that it will
sell from Nov. 10 its Ruputer Pro4, a new model in the series of Wearable
PC Ruputer products and categorized as a wristwatch personal digital
|Using the Ruputer MOVIE MAKER bundled software, the product can even
be used to play movies.
The Ruputer Pro4 carries an open price, and it will retail
for about 48,000 yen (US$400), Seiko said.
The enhanced points of the Ruputer Pro4 include an increase in memory
to 4MB and the inclusion of the Ruputer MOVIE MAKER bundled software
for replaying movies.
The Ruputer MOVIE MAKER software converts a movie file in the AVI format
created on a PC to the MMV format for the Ruputer. The converted movie
file is transferred to the Ruputer from a PC using a special docking
adapter or infrared data communications. Movies taken by a camcorder
can be viewed on the Ruputer's monitor if the movie file is converted
to the AVI format on the PC.
The Ruputer Pro4 with a 4MB memory can play monochrome movies for 20
minutes at four frames per second.
The existing products, the Ruputer (512KB) and the Ruputer PRO (2MB)
also can play movies using this software. The price of the software
is 3,800 yen (US$30).
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