Zaurus@LL: Review of Embedded Applications from theKompany.com

“The Zaurus uses Embedix, which is an embedded Linux kernel from
Lineo, and Qtopia desktop environment from Trolltech for the
windowing and presentation technology. The Zaurus also comes with
Java built in, which is also very unusual. For physical specs the
7.3-ounce device has a 206MHz Intel StrongARM processor, 64MB of
RAM, and a sweet looking, 3.5-inch, 240×320-pixel color LCD. There
are both Compact Flash (CF) and SD slots (the SD slot will also
take MMC) and since all the peripherals use the CF port, having the
SD slot for memory was a great design decision. What is really
awesome and unique about the Zaurus is a small QWERTY keyboard that
becomes visible by sliding down the panel that has the thumb pad
and application buttons. I’ve got to say that in general this is
the most ‘right’ PDA that I’ve used, it really is nice.

“The Zaurus comes with a decent selection of applications but
many of them seem to lack polish and don’t seem really finished. I
ran across theKompany.com as the only commercial software company
that was making applications for the Zaurus and I was really
impressed by the look and selection of their software, so I bought
what they call tkcBundle which is a bundle of all their
applications for the Zaurus…”

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