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Great Gadget Smack-Down Round Three — Smack-Down!

Jul 1, 1997 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

This is it, Round Three of the Great Gadget Smack-Down! The table below summarizes specific, finished-product devices in nine categories. Each device is featured at or, two sister sites that maintain and frequently update Device… Showcases of embedded design wins.

Keep in mind that these Showcases represent only the tip of the iceberg, since there's no way we could cover every one of the thousands of embedded devices out there. However, if you notice a device missing that you think we should cover, please let us know about it, and we'll do our best, provided the company is willing to share some details of their implementation.

Ding, ding . . . !

Cool devices, by embedded OS — Round Three Scorecard
(click each quantity to view devices)

Device Category Windows Embedded Embedded Linux
PDAs, handhelds 103 devices 40 devices
Mobile phones 36 devices 22 devices
VoIP phones/devices 13 devices 14 devices
Robots (included in other) 11 devices
Audio/video devices 20 devices 60 devices
Thin client devices 37 devices 26 devices
Tablets/webpads 36 devices 13 devices
Gateways, servers, APs (included in other) 73 devices
Other 45 devices 54 devices
TOTAL: 290 devices 313 devices

And the winner is…?

Be sure to read our Post-match Wrap-Up to see how our judges scored Round Three. Then, post your own take in the TalkBack section at the end!

Continued: Post-match Wrap-Up

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