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ZDNet: Linux Carves a Niche in PDA Market

Jun 13, 2002, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Suzanne Thornberry)

"With Sharp Electronics' rollout of the Zaurus, Linux has been getting more attention as a viable platform for handheld devices.

"One obvious draw is that many developers and tech enthusiasts like using the open-source OS whenever possible. IT pros toiling in a Linux environment likely prefer to put PDAs on the same platform. While Linux-based PDAs have undeniable appeal for tech shops, device manufacturers certainly want a share of the consumer market, as well. And that may happen sooner than most think, as both market newcomers and traditional device manufacturers are bringing Linux system products to the marketplace. But what will propel Linux devices toward widespread adoption is user satisfaction..."

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