by Anton Shilov
02/11/2005 | 10:24 PM
Microsoft Corp. said at an event in
The additional display can show various information, including calendar, contacts, tasks, inbox, and media player. PCWorld.com cites Microsoft representatives as saying that in addition to displaying cached data, applications for the auxiliary display could be programmed to periodically wake up the PC, connect to the Internet, synchronize data, and update that on the display.
Redmond, Washington-based software giant said it was gearing up to work with software developers in order to promote second sub-display capability. Microsoft says auxiliary screen is not a prerogative of mobile computer and may be incorporated into servers and desktops to show various information.
Microsoft Corp. said it did not estimate the cost of additional display, but said that besides the actual colour LCD screen like those used on cell phones and PDAs the design requires certain amount of RAM and flash memory, an ARM processor and USB connection.
Additional display is also a part of Intel’s new design conception named
Lenovo planned to market the world’s first notebook with two displays in Q4 2004, but thus far the company, who is now in charge for IBM ThinkPad laptops as well, has not announced its innovative laptop.