Speculation started at LinuxWorld late January regarding IBM getting back into the PDA business. At the show IBM showed off a prototype they had been working on, with serious intentions of bringing it to market. It now appears the PDA will bear the Unitech brand name when it goes on sale globally in just a few days.
Pocketop, makers of universal infrared keyboards for Palm OS, Pocket PC, and Linux handhelds, has started charging customers for the drivers necessary to use its keyboards.
IBM recently showed off a Linux PDA they've been working on at the LinuxWorld show in New York last week. IBM's not been a part of the PDA world since they sold the re-badged Palm m500/5 years ago.
The tablet-shaped Zaurus SL-5600 offers a VGA screen, a 400 MHz processor, and dual memory card slots.
Nearly a month ago rumors surfaced about Sharp's latest Zaurus. This unit designed for corporate users features integrated WiFi, 4" VGA display (640 x 480 pixels), Compact Flash slot, QWERTY keyboard, 64MB RAM and a 400MHz processor.
Sharp has officially announced the Zaurus SL-6000 series. This will include three models, two of which will have built-in Wi-Fi and one with Bluetooth. All will have a built-in keyboard and a VGA screen.
Sharp has released an update to the popular C700 series Linux-based PDA. This one also takes the clamshell form factor that appears much like a mini-laptop.
Sharp is preparing to release in Japan a new model in its Zaurus line. Aside from some software changes, the SL-C860 will be almost identical to the other clamshell Zaurus models.
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