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AllLinuxDevices: Amiga and Sharp to Partner on Linux/Java PDA Content

Apr 02, 2001, 22:08 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Amiga Incorporated, a pioneer in the development of multi-media and content, today announced a long-term partnership with Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies in electronics, in which Amiga will develop content for next-generation Sharp handheld computing devices."

"In March, Sharp announced its plans to market the Zaurus PDA in the United States and Europe as one of the world's first Linux-based handheld device. The Linux operating system is gaining wider acceptance in the computer server market because its underlying code is freely distributed on the Internet. Easily adaptable for different hardware devices, the Sharp handheld will be able to run software written in Sun Microsystems' versatile Java software language that supports different operating systems."

"In this partnership, Amiga announced that its developer community would either develop new content or adapt existing content for PDA applications, using their reputation for innovation and leadership in gaming, 2D, 3D, animation, video, and music applications. Amiga-developed content can be downloaded directly through wireless networks, using desktop computers, or ported directly into the new device."

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