March 5, 2001
Sharp to challenge Palm, PocketPC with Linux PDA
Author: JT Smith
Sharp. Corp announced that it will introduce a handheld device running the Linux operating system. The Osaka-based electronics giant chose Linux because of its Open Source background, saying that it could expect to deliver a handheld at a competitive price without using a proprietary OS. A spokesman said the Sharp believes the new device will have an advantage because "there are more than 100,000 active programmers for the Linux, which is more than double the number of those for Microsoft." Full story at Bloomberg.