Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone

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The Wizzy Active Lifestyle Telephone (W.A.L.T.) was a prototype "phone companion" created by Apple Computer in collaboration with BellSouth.[1][2][3] W.A.L.T. featured: "touchscreen, fax functionality, on-display caller ID, a built-in address book, customizable ringtones, and online banking access".[3] The system was based on the PowerBook 100, and included touchscreen, stylus, and handwriting recognition.[1][2] The operating system was based on System 6 with a HyperCard GUI.[1][2] Announced in 1993, the system was not mass-produced.[1] A prototype machine was sold on eBay in 2012 for US$8,000.[1] In 2019 a video demonstration of a prototype machine was uploaded to the internet.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Apple WALT prototype shows up on eBay". The Verge. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Dickson, Sonny (8 April 2019). "Video of Apple's W.A.L.T. in Action - The 1993-Edition iPhone". SonnyDickson. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Clover, Juli (9 April 2019). "Apple's 1993 W.A.L.T. Combined Telephone and Fax Machine Prototype Seen in Action in New Video". www.macrumors.com. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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