Motorola Envoy

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A Motorola Envoy

The Motorola Envoy Personal Wireless Communicator was a personal digital assistant initially slated for release by Motorola in summer 1994 but delayed and then available for public sale in February 1995.[1][2] It was built to run General Magic's Magic CAP operating system, and it combined wireless, telephone, and infrared modems in a single PDA package. Andy Rubin led development of the Motorola Envoy.[3]

Motorola reused the name for multiple products.[4] It is also a UHF tone and vibrate paging receiver produced in the mid-1980s that responded to two-tone sequential encoding, including GE type 99, Quick Call II & 1+1, REACH* and 5-Tone Sequential.


  1. ^ "Motorola's Envoy First to Run Magic Cap". Byte. May 1994. Archived from the original on 8 November 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008.
  2. ^ "Envoy PDA for the Masses". Communications Week. 27 February 1995.
  3. ^ "Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World. Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ "The Pda May Not Be Doa After All". Businessweek. 13 June 1994. Retrieved 22 April 2022.