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PDAs that run the Linux operating system

This Digital Photo Frame Loads Its Own Pictures

The iGala WiFi digital photo frame, available now at ThinkGeek, has a Linux-based brain inside.  You don’t even need a computer to get this frame connected to your WiFi and setup to receive pictures.  After setup, this frame can log on to a Gmail account and add any emailed photos to its 1GB internal memory.  The …

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Zii Egg and the Plaszma OS

This is interesting;  The Zii EGG. Using Andriod and the OS called Plaszma, Zii is calling this the cornerstone of ‘Stem Cell Computing’. With this unit that means 24 floating point processors delivering 8 GFLOPS of computing power using a ZMS-05 ARM dual core chip. The EGG hardware also sports Open GL ES graphics capabilities, …

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Nokia’s Maemo Masterpiece – The N900

We’ve been seeing some ‘reviews’ of this device, but nothing official from Nokia until now. Nokia has now announced the N900 and it will be running the new version of Maemo. That’s the operating system the N770/n800/n810 have been using; it’s the ‘other’ operating system for Nokia besides Symbian. On the OS topic, there’s been …

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Sharp Zaurus c760 Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sharp Official Support: Windows PC 98, 2000, ME, XP or later Unofficial Support: Mac OSX file transfers thru free 3rd party OSX USB Driver or storage cards, possible sync support in future thru 3rd party   OVERVIEW The recently released in Japan Sharp Zaurus SL-C760 is the current top of the line …

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Sharp C700 Zaurus Review

As a longtime user of the HP200 and its predecessors the HP100 and HP95 (since the late ‘80s), I have been looking for a replacement for these seriously obsolete machines. A PDA which would keep the advantages of a useable keyboard, a real operating system (like the HP’s DOS) with wide software choices, while giving …

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Extreme Limit Metal & Leather Zaurus Gadget Case Review

I recently reviewed a Sharp Zaurus specific metal and leather case from Extreme Limit. Now they have made a new metal and leather case available. This one is called the Gadget Case. It looks very similar to the original case, but is marketed as more of a gear case then an actual PDA case. It …

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Piel Frama Zaurus Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 Sharp Zaurus users can smile as they now have another case to choose from for their PDA. Piel Frama has recently added this leather case to their current product line. Available in Black, Tan and a Black / Tan combo, this is a quality case made of fine grained …

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Xigma PDA Cases Review

Hot on the heels of our CLIÉ NR series case reviews from Xigma come a new batch of reviews for various Palm, Pocket PC and Zaurus PDAs. These are high quality leather cases that are available in several styles and colors. [Many of these cases are also available in the US thru Seidio] Zaurus Book …

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Extreme Limit Zaurus Body-Suit Case Review

Product Requirements: Device: Zaurus SL5500 The Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA has caught the attention of popular case maker Extreme Limit. They are one of the first companies to have created a case made specifically for this new PDA. In the tradition and style of their other offerings, this case is made entirely of leather and …

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Sharp Zaurus SL-5000D Review

Product Requirements: Desktop: Windows 98, or 2000, USB Port PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) have sure come a long way since the chicklet keyed Sharp Wizard clamshell devices. Way back in 1988, when the Wizard was first introduced, these devices weren’t even called PDAs. Instead, they were called Electronic Organizers.  At that time, the Wizard was …

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Universal Palm-size Computer Mount Review

The CM220 Universal Mount for Palm-sized Computers by Arkon Resources Inc. is a PDA holder that can be affixed to a vehicle or other location. This holder unlike the Unimount by Revolve Design is compatible with any PDA that is between 4.5″ and 5.3″ tall. Some of the PDAs that will work with this mount …

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Rotring Quattro-Pen Data Review

The German company Rotring has created a 4-in-1 instrument called the Quattro-Pen Data. Rotring has been producing high quality writing instruments since 1928. The Quattro-Pen Data is a stylus, pen, pencil, and highlighter in one slender package. The body of the pen is metal and the finish is matte black. At the top of the …

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