Advanced Products and Technologies (Redmond, Wash.)

The Voice computer was a handheld system designed for the sole purpose of translating your spoken languages into another language that it speaks digitally. It was powered by one 8-bit and two 16-bit microprocessors, and it could address up to 4MB of memory. This allowed the Voice computer to translate up to 35,000 sentences for each language, which came on separate cartridges. An RS-232 port allowed connection to a PC.

 

Advanced Products Voice computer

The Voice computer from Advanced Products & Technologies

It’s not clear if the Voice computer ever went into production, although the company did demo working units to a number of publications at the time.

 

Voice (November 1989, handheld computer)
Original Retail Price: $1,999
Base Configuration: one 8-bit and 2 16-bit CPUs, up to 4MB RAM, RS-232C port, LCD, internal microphone/speaker, rechargeable battery, power supply
Video: 16-line x 25-character
Size and Weight: 8.25 x 7 x 2.75 inches, 2.8 lbs.
Important Options: NativeGuide English-to-Spanish module, NativeGuide English-to-French module, FileAssistant module, ScheduleAssistant module.

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