Zaurus, Sharp’s long-running lineup of linux-based PDAs, is no more. Akihabara News reports that “if you happen to own one, you’re now the proud owner of a collector piece.”
Originating in 1993–and briefly offered in the U.S. in the early 2000s–the last model had a 416MHz CPU and a 6GB hard drive. Once a hugely successful device, the market’s become flooded with fiddly open-ish devices that don’t quite do enough useful things to justify themselves. But I still love the “minuscule laptop” form factor: phones like the Env don’t quite capture it.
Bye Bye Zaurus ! Sharp officially discontinue its Linux PDA. [Akihabara News]