AllLinuxDevices: The Agenda VR3 Linux PDA: Linux Support Out of the Box, A Shell In Your Hand
Aug 09, 2000, 18:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)
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"Among the products popping into the spotlight at next week's
LinuxWorld Expo in San Jose will be the Agenda VR3, a Linux
handheld slated to be released in October at a projected price of
$150 for the most basic model. The Agenda will run the Linux VR OS.
The Agenda Computing homepage is still under construction, but it
will host information about the device itself and developer's tools
when it goes live on August 14th, just in time for the product's
unveiling at LinuxWorld."
"...End users running Linux will likely also appreciate the fact
that the device will arrive to market Linux-ready: Agenda Computing
plans to ship both Linux and Windows versions of the Quicksync
software used to transfer data between the VR3 and a desktop
machine, making it one of the first handheld devices to provide
Linux connectivity out of the box."
"Despite its native Linux support, though, the Agenda will also
support Windows users by offering the ability to sync data with
Microsoft Outlook, making it an interesting "bridge" device for
users of both operating systems."
"The device itself has some promising specifications. It
tends to cleave more toward the Palm's basic approach to hardware,
eschewing the full-color, multi-media-on-a-palmtop approach of
devices like the Yopy or iPAQ."