News Burst: Be to launch mobile operating system

Stinger OS from Be goes after PDA market

At the Demo 2000 show in California Monday, Be is to launch an operating system for the fledgling Internet appliance market.

The BeIA operating system -- formerly code-named Stinger -- will be aimed at wireless multimedia devices such as Web pads and streaming media devices.

BeIA is a modular platform based on the company's desktop operating system BeOS. It includes email, a Web browser, RealPlayer G2 video and audio, Macromedia Flash and a customisable user interface.

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