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Sharp introduces new version of Linux-based Zaurus PDA in Japan [ZDNet]

Jun 24, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

In this special report for ZDNet News, Richard Shim reports on Sharp's introduction of a new Linux-powered handheld for the Japanese market . . .

” . . . The Zaurus SL-A300 uses the Linux operating system and will be available in Japan starting July 12 for 50,000 yen ($411) . . . U.S. representatives of Sharp said Monday that there are no plans to introduce the SL-A300 in the United States. They declined to comment further . . . “

“Sharp has been selling a Linux-based device, its Zaurus SL-5500, since April of this year. The new SL- A300 has some higher-end features than the SL-5500 as well as a sleeker design. Best Buy recently cut the price of the SL-5500 from $500 to $400 . . . “

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