This page is no longer updated regularly. However, it is still a useful resource. Visit "The Collection" link and see all the pictures/information available.
June 26 1998
Added some info on the Beta Original Newton Messagepad.
New Seahorse Page with Pictures!
Very skimpy Tarpon page with one picture.
If you had trouble accessing the Unique Newtons page, it's moved to a higher volume server - the new link is up.
June 25 1998
Newton Underground reported a little while ago on the Access Device 2000 made by Harris. This unit is a ruggedized, vertical market Newton 2000. Sounds like a great unit, but has a pretty hefty price tag at the moment. ($3700). Anyone happen to own one of these?
June 19 1998
(...later in the article...)
Consider the name change. The product was originally called the Newton NotePad to suggest its personal assistive features, but that was later changed to MessagePad to emphasize the product's communication capabilities.
You can see a picture of the Newton NotePad below.
June 12 1998
Sorry for those who might have emailed me and I never got back to them. Feel free to try again - I'm getting my life back in order after my 3 week studying-hiberation for the Medical Boards.
May 13 1998
The wooden Newton was also distributed at the NDA Protest Rally at Apple after Newton was discontinued. Unfortunately, few seemed to have made it out of there. If anyone's got a spare one, I'd love to take it off your hands.
May 11 1998
For those looking for specs on the Interconnect Adapter - sorry - I contacted the previous owner, and he no longer has the email address of the new owner.
Also - if you're a collector - what Newton are you looking for now? What's on the top of your list? I'm just taking an informal survey. Email me.
Does anyone have any info on the Gulliver? Was it really a GEOS Device? Or did they just happen to use a Newton in putting together this promotional picture? Update: It appears the Gulliver definately did not run NewtonOS - but the picture is still worth a look.
May 8 1998
And, also, here are a couple of large pictures of the Digital Ocean Tarpon and Seahorse courtesy of David Watson. Unfortunately, Digital Ocean is no more, however there are a few specs listed at this Newton Hardware page. I'll put up seperate pages for these units when I get a chance.
If anyone has any information on the Siemens Newton Phones, I'd love to hear it - especially how many were ever produced - were any ever sold?
May 6 1998
If you have a unique Newton or Newton Clone, mail me and let's talk about it! Even if you're not willing to part with it, I'd love to get even information and pictures.
While unrelated to Collecting, per se - Concept Kitchen has announced a very cool stylus that I've been wanting for a while now. It's a Fingertip Stylus!
Manfred Kohlbach wrote in with the suggestion of hilighting some books for readers to find more info. (And I agree with his suggestions.)
Also, note that the Links page is up, and I recommend you all go to the Newton Gallery and Secret Newtons sites.
And come back tommorrow - I'm going to try and throw up a few more interesting pictures by then.
May 4 1998
This page is just getting started and I've put a small amount of content online. I can't say all of it is 100% accurate, so if there are any mistakes you are aware of, I'd love to hear it.
In The Collection, you'll find links and brief info on most of the "basic" Newtons as well as the Sharp Expertpad. In those links, you'll also find some interesting pictures and information about certain Rare Newtons - at least one of which I'd bet you've never heard of before.
Are you a Collector? Email Me, and let me know. Do you have information of rare/hard to find Newtons that aren't on this site? Again, let me know.
In the near future, I plan on adding content on the Motorola Marco, the Seahorse, and perhaps more.