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IDG.net: Sharp's Linux PDA Debuts in US

Mar 26, 2002, 17:30 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Sharp this week put on sale its Linux-based Zaurus handheld computer and included one unexpected feature: a $50 price cut.

"While showing the device to developers at various trade shows since it was detailed in June, the electronics maker had said it would charge $550 for the product. When it goes on sale this week through Sharp's Web site and several online retailers, the Zaurus will cost $499, according to Randy Dazo, director of marketing for Sharp's mobile solutions group.

"The Zaurus is one of the first Linux-based PDAs to hit the market, and the only one that is positioned for commercial success as it competes against industry-leading devices based on Microsoft's PocketPC operating system and the Palm OS, according to one industry analyst..."

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