IBM Corp said yesterday that it will ship its network computer developer kit to manufacturers within the next two weeks. It features Microware Corp’s OS-9 real-time operating system, a Java Virtual Machine, Sun Microsystems Inc’s HotJava browser and the forthcoming Lotus Java applications, which should be available by September. On the hardware front, the kit includes a PowerPC 603 processor, logic chipset, memory subsystem, the processor, smart card reader, serial ports, and the board specifications and documentation. It costs $200 for a 200Hz-based package in quantities of 1,000. The components of the kit are also available separately.