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introduced an Internet device, the Gateway Connected Touch Pad, designed to provide easy Web access in the home.

The Gateway Connected Touch Pad Internet appliance, which has the new Instant AOL service from

America Online


, offers services including email, instant messaging, chat and full Internet access.

The product, which will be available in most Gateway Country stores in late November, will retail for $599. Price plans for AOL service will fit within standard AOL subscription packages.

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Gateway also introduced a Connected Music Player that creates a centralized music library stored on a PC and is accessible from any room in the house. The music player is priced at $299.

The Touch Pad uses a Crusoe processor by semiconductor designer



. Gateway's products will also use



broadband access and home networking technologies.