Seiko Epson Digital Assistant, 1997

This was one of the earliest devices to incorporate a wide range of communication and navigation features integrated into one unit. It included electronic map tools, a mobile phone, a digital camera, data links, a touch-sensitive screen, and GPS navigation.

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The Seiko Epson Digital Assistant was one of the earliest devices to incorporate GPS navigation with communication features.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Dane A. Penland
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The Seiko Epson Digital Assistant was one of the earliest devices to incorporate GPS navigation with communication features.
The Seiko Epson Digital Assistant was one of the earliest devices to incorporate GPS navigation with communication features.