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In 1998 Acorn were developing the RiscPC 2 (a.k.a. Phoebe 2100). The computer was shown, mostly in non-working form at various Acorn computer shows, including Wakefield (May 1998) and South East (June 1998). The most visible change from the RiscPC was the bright yellow tower case, these turn up on eBay from time to time.
The Phoebe 2100 would have run a new operating system version, RISC OS 4. Acorn released a developement version of the new RISC OS 4 code named Ursula (or RISC OS 3.80) to developers. This version was softloaded on Risc PCs with ARM600s or ARM700 CPUs (but not StrongARM CPUs).
Here is the Acorn Press Release from the Wakefield Show 16 May 1998.
Here is the Acorn Phoebe 2100 specification from the Wakefield Show 16 May 1998.
Here is the Acorn Clan Phoebe 2100 announcement from 16/06/98.
Beebug leaflet and order form 20th May 1998
Here are 3 Acorn publicity photographs (The high resolution photographs are about 3MB each):
Acorn Phoebe 2100 picture 1
Here is a Hi-Res version of Acorn Pheobe 2100 picture 1 .
Acorn Phoebe 2100 picture 2
Here is a Hi-Res version of Acorn Pheobe 2100 picture 2 .
Acorn Phoebe 2100 picture 3
Here is a Hi-Res version of Acorn Pheobe 2100 picture 3 .
RISC OS 3.80 (Ursula) screenshot
This screenshot shows RISC OS 3.80 softloaded on a RiscPC 700.