Magic Link

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Magic Link
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The Sony magic Link
Manufacturer Sony
Type PDA
Retail availability 1994-
Operating system Magic Cap
CPU MC68349 16 MHz Motorola Dragon
Memory 4MB Random Access Memory and PC Card
Display LCD 480 x 320 pixel
Input Touchscreen (stylus-based)
Camera None
Connectivity 2400 bit/s modem
Power 6 AAA alkaline batteries or AC power

The Magic Link was a personal communicator and PDA marketed by Sony from 1994,[1] based on the General Magic's Magic Cap operating system. The Magic Link was brought to market by Jerry Fiala Sr at Sony. The "Link" part of the name refers to the device's ability to send and receive data over a modem.[2]

A competing product to the Magic Link was the Motorola Envoy. In 1995, the Magic Link won the PC World World Class Award.[3]

Applications[edit]

  • Messages
  • Address Book
  • Clock and Calendar
  • Notebook
  • Spreadsheet
  • Datebook
  • Phone
  • Fax machine (Kobes Japan model only)
  • Pocket Quicken
  • Sony AV Remote Commander
  • Calculator
  • AT&T PersonaLink Services
  • America Online mail client

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