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InfoSync: Meet the new YOPY

Nov 14, 2001, 20:28 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jørgen Sundgot)

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"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 of November."

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