Philips Nino

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Philips Nino
a monochrome Philips Nino 200
Developer Philips
Type Palm-size PC
Release date 1999
Discontinued 2001 [1][2]
Operating system Windows CE
CPU 75 MHz Philips PR31700
Predecessor Velo 500
Website "" at the Wayback Machine (archived December 12, 1998)

The Philips Nino was a so-called Palm-size PC, a predecessor to the Pocket PC platform. It was a PDA-style device with a stylus-operated touch screen. The Nino 200 and Nino 300 models had a monochrome screen while the Nino 500 had a color display.[3] The Nino featured a Voice Control Software and Tegic T9.

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  1. ^ Philips pulls the plug on Nino handheld, By Stephanie Miles, October 6, 1999, CNET News, Nino was dogged by sloppy design and its association with Windows CE
  2. ^ Pocket PC FAQ
  3. ^ Philips Nino 500palm-sized pc, by Jonathan Bray, 1 November 1999, PC & Tech Authority, Specs: Toshiba 75MHz MIPS-based RISC processor, 16Mb of RAM, 16Mb of ROM, colour 320 240 transmissive LCD screen, Type II CompactFlash slot, 115Kbits/sec infraredserial port, RS232 serial port, integrated speaker and microphone, docking cradle, rechargeable NiMH battery, Windows CE 2.11, bundled software. Dimensions: 85 21 139mm (W D H). Weight: 220g.