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Mar 02, 2006, 13:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)

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"From December of 2002 through February of 2003, I was Software Developer Liaison for Sharp Electronics' Zaurus. As some of you may recall, the Zaurus was also a Linux PDA, which shared many similarities with the ALP platform, and like ACCESS and PalmSource, the Zaurus was also the product of a Japanese company.

"The Zaurus had many things going for it: great technology, an excellent industrial design, and a solid consumer electronics company behind it. But it failed miserably in the US and European consumer market. Why...?"

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