Vulcan Inc., founded by Paul G. Allen, announced today that it will preview FlipStart(TM) at DEMO 2004, the premier forum for new product innovation. Previously debuted as Vulcan's "MiniPC" prototype, FlipStart(TM) combines the performance and functionality of Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP with the connectivity of wireless PDAs to provide users with continuous access to software, e-mail and the Web while on the go.
"DEMO has selected FlipStart as an unprecedented demonstration of power and flexibility in mobile computing," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences. "Vulcan has raised the bar for the entire category. The small form-factor and its always-on connectivity liberates workers from the office desktop to make mobile professionals more productive. This is another unique example of Paul Allen's visionary approach to improving technology by offering people new levels of portable productivity and connectivity."
FlipStart includes unmatched power and connectivity in one ultra-mobile device. While PDAs are limited to specific day planner functions and laptop computers require a desk, FlipStart delivers a truly personal and truly handheld computing experience. It is easily carried everywhere in a pocket, purse or small briefcase, and gives its users constant access to e-mail, data and multimedia files, and any Windows XP software application. Users can create a Microsoft Word document, edit or design a PowerPoint presentation, surf the Web or send and receive e-mail in the complete Windows XP environment -- no modification, no "light" versions, no special "viewing applications" required. FlipStart is a true PC with the complete, professional Windows XP environment and applications that users expect.
"We're very pleased to showcase FlipStart at DEMO this year," said John O'Halloran, the lead from Vulcan's FlipStart team. "People want true portability and connectivity without sacrificing the power, functionality, and accessibility they need to do their work. With FlipStart, Paul challenged us not only to provide the full Windows experience in the palm of your hand, but also to bring new tools to the project -- ones that leverage the benefits of its size and flexibility."