O'Reilly kicks off a three-part look at Linux PDA's with this
in-depth on the Agenda VR3. As with most reviews on this particular
device, it boils down to the coolness of a Linux handheld vs. the
Agenda's general unsuitability for people looking for "just a
"...One could argue Agenda Computing might be releasing
the VR3 too early. And, frankly, I couldn't recommend the VR3 to
Jane Consumer PDA user who just wants some stable PIM apps and the
ability to IrDA data between co-workers -- not just yet. Maybe in
another month or two, after everything settles out and other people
have had a chance to find the bugs. But now, today (2000.05.17),
I'd recommend a Palm m150.
To a geek or developer, on the other hand, I think the VR3 is a
platform worth having a serious look at. The price-point is such
that it can be simple to justify its deployment at specialized and
targeted applications. Porting of apps, so long as they fit within
the constraints of such a small display size, cannot get much
easier. It's Linux and X!"
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