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PalmStation.com: Off to See the Wizard...err Zaurus

Dec 10, 2001, 14:09 (1 Talkback[s])
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"There are a few things missing - the Zaurus doesn't have any built-in speakers other than a small piezo for alarms nor does it have a jogwheel - but for the most part the hardware is quite nice. The interface is still a bit patchy and definitely needs some work before the consumer device is released. There isn't a consistent look and feel to the built-in applications nor do all of those applications allow you to do all of the basic operations you'd expect (for instance, you cannot delete a text file from within the text editor) but Sharp seems quite willing to hear these concerns and hopefully will address them in the future.

I don't want to turn this into a device review - that will come later - so I'm going to stop now. Suffice it say that the Zaurus has a lot of potential but it remains to be seen how far it will actually come and whether it will be a viable alternative to Palm and Pocket PC devices.

If you're interested in further information on the Zaurus and discussions concerning the Zaurus, visit ZaurusZone. You can also expect a review of the device on PalmStation in the future."

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