Geoworks’ operating system is the foundation for Toshiba Corp.’s Genio PCV100 Pocket Communicator. The companies said it is the first product to have wireless Web browsing capability.
Initially targeted for the Japanese Personal Handyphone System market, the Genio PCV100 integrates voice capability with data communications features such as e-mail, fax, paging and Internet access. The handheld device has a stylus for data input.
Japan’s PHS networks reached 4.9 million people last year, and the Japanese market for digital cellular phones and services will rise from $448.5 million in 1994 to $1.7 billion in 1999, said Dataquest, an analyst firm.