"Linux has long since taken its first baby steps onto
the PDA arena with low-end devices like the Agenda VR3 that run
Linux natively, and with eager Linux enthusiasts going after
Compaq's iPAQ as the only Pocket PC 2000 device equipped with a
Flash ROM to make Linux run on it. However, Linux on PDAs has more
or less been a flop - but times they could be a'changing.
G.Mate's new YOPY has an unusual form factor - and just a MMC
card expansion slot Recently, we were able to bring you hi-res
pictures of Sharp's new SL-5000D developer's unit which is the
prelude to Sharp's launch of the SL-5000 consumer-targeted hi-end
Linux PDA with a 206 MHz processor and a 16-bit reflective TFT
display next year - and this time around it's the much famed YOPY
that finally is about to find it way to store shelves.
Originally to be sold under the Samsung name, it's now a bit
unclear whether it will be sold under the name of the company
that's developing it - Korean G.Mate - or under the Samsung brand.
Nevertheless, the YOPY is right now being previewed at the COMDEX
Fall 2001 expo, and will according to G.Mate be shipping at the end