Computing Unplugged: The Future of the Palm Platform: Lessons Learned from the Sharp Zaurus
Mar 02, 2006, 13:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"From December of 2002 through February of 2003, I was Software
Developer Liaison for Sharp Electronics' Zaurus. As some of you may
recall, the Zaurus was also a Linux PDA, which shared many
similarities with the ALP platform, and like ACCESS and PalmSource,
the Zaurus was also the product of a Japanese company.
"The Zaurus had many things going for it: great technology, an
excellent industrial design, and a solid consumer electronics
company behind it. But it failed miserably in the US and European
consumer market. Why...?"