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O'Reilly Network: All Linux PDA: Fact or Fiction?

May 06, 2000, 22:42 (0 Talkback[s])
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"We started hearing rumors early in the year, and shortly after the story began making the rounds on some of the most popular e-mail lists and web sites: A Linux-based PDA was to be released by the end of March 2000."

"When I contacted GMATE about talking to someone who has used a working model of the Yopy, he responded by writing that there isn't a functional prototype yet, but there will be by June. This confirmed my research that has yet to yield an actual photograph of the device. There are many illustrations, however, including my favorite published by handheldmed that shows the locations of all the slots and controls from various angles of the PDA."

"Will we ever see a fully functional Yopy? Good question. Certainly when you look at GMATE's game plan, you have to wonder if they're trying to pack too much into this svelte handheld. ... So, we'll wait and see what mid-August brings. According to the bulletin board conversation on the GMATE site, the August delivery date is firm -- no more delays."

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