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NewsForge: VR3: Linux handheld has potential but still needs works before release

Apr 14, 2001, 22:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

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"I was excited to have a new toy when the review copy of the Linux-powered Agenda Computing VR3 arrived at my doorstep recently. I have to admit that I've never played much with a PDA before; I work mostly from home, my appointment book is made from dead trees, and my email address book is provided by the fine folks at Yahoo!"

"I've seen the reviews of the VR3 on brighthand.com and LinuxHardware.org , and the reviews have been, at best, mixed. Brighthand said the unit's a "sow's ear" that's been rushed to market, and LinuxHardware.org said it's "well designed and a joy to use."

"So is brighthand.com being overly pessimistic about an Open Source product as some in the mainstream press have been lately, or is LinuxHardware.org cheering too strongly for the home-town team? My experience so far with the VR3 is somewhere in the middle, although I share of the of same frustrations as the brighthand reviewer."

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