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Linux PDA for the enterprise now available to U.S. consumers

Apr 5, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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A brief review of the Sharp Zaurus SL-6000 lists several places where U.S. consumers can buy the enterprise-oriented device. The review lists several online retailers, including href=”” target=”new”>PCConnection, which retail the SL-6000 for about $700.

According to the review, the SL-6000 is a large PDA, with a large battery and large cradle. The large VGA (640 x 480 pixel) screen and Opera browser work well for browsing normal Websites, and the keyboard, touchscreen, Linux OS, and WiFi capabilities draw praise.

According to the review, the USB support is described as supported only to certain SHARP products. The headphone jack uses a phone headset sized 2.5mm jack, instead of a standard stereo mini-plug.

The reviewer concludes that he prefers the slightly more compact Zaurus SL-860.

Read review of Zaurus SL-6000.

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