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ZDNet: Linux jumps into handheld battle

May 01, 2001, 21:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pui-Wing-Tam)

Starting out as a weak backgrounder on the "cult" operating system Linux, this article picks up a little speed as Palm's chief competitive officer calls Linux-based handhelds crude but worrisome. Agenda's Brad LaRonde said he expects to sell about 500,000 Agenda VR-3's this year, and 750,000 next.

The Gartner Group has also pitched in by maintaining that consumers dont' care about what runs on their handhelds provided they get their money's worth.

"In the handheld device market, it's a lot less about the technology," he says. "It's more about what you can get for your money." For now, he concludes, Linux poses a small threat to Palm and Microsoft."

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