Forbes: New Linux PDAs Blur the Lines Between Laptop & PDA
May 20, 2003, 20:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arik Hesseldahl)
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"For some time now, the trend in handheld devices has been a
blurring of the lines between the dedicated PDA and the wireless
"But there's another path that a few companies have opted to
take: blurring the lines between a PDA and a laptop computer.
Microsoft's Tablet PC product line and a handful of Web pads are
only a few examples.
"Japan's Sharp has been offering a line of PDAs that doesn't run
on one of the dominant operating systems typical of handheld
devices. There's no Palm OS nor Microsoft Pocket PC nor Symbian OS.
Instead, the Zaurus devices run Linux--which has made them popular
among devotees of that platform..."