Ubiquitous Communicator

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For the company whose name is derived from "Ubiquitous communications", see Ubicom.

The Ubiquitous Communicator (UC) is a mobile computing device designed for the use in ubiquitous computing by Ken Sakamura, the creator of TRON and a leading Japanese computer scientist in Tokyo University. The device is based on T-Engine.

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On September 15, 2004, YRP-UNL announced in Japan that it has started the production of a new model after creating five prototypes over three years. The model was used in trial tests circa late 2004. The new model (weighing about 196 grams) contains new features: RFID reader compatible for ucode, a 2 megapixel CCD camera, a secondary 300 000 pixel camera for video phone, support for wireless network technologies, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and IrDA, VoIP phone feature, SD and mini-SD memory card slot, fingerprint authentication and encryption co-processor as option. It was expected to be sold for three hundred thousand yen (twenty seven hundred dollars).

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