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.
PDA IBM displayed at LinuxWorld
Unitech Electronics, a Taiwanese based company, has been working with IBM over the past several months to develop the product. It s not immediately clear though if the Unitech PDA will be the same form factor that was shown off at LinuxWorld. The formal release date sits at March 11th, but it could take much longer for the PDA to reach North America. A US release date and price is not known.
Thanks to DigiTimes for the tip.
Big Blue Back in the PDA Business? (1/27/2004 10:10:37 PM) – 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.