Starting out as a weak backgrounder on the "cult" operating
system Linux, this article picks up a little speed as Palm's chief
competitive officer calls Linux-based handhelds crude but
worrisome. Agenda's Brad LaRonde said he expects to sell about
500,000 Agenda VR-3's this year, and 750,000 next.
The Gartner Group has also pitched in by maintaining that
consumers dont' care about what runs on their handhelds provided
they get their money's worth.
"In the handheld device market, it's a lot less about the
technology," he says. "It's more about what you can get for your
money." For now, he concludes, Linux poses a small threat to Palm
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