June 27, 2001

Sharp to launch PDAs in U.S.

Author: JT Smith

Reuters (via MSNBC) reports that Sharp plans to sell its Zaurus line of PDAs in the United States. The company believes the key to U.S. success is the use of Java in Zaurus, which makes it easier for Sharp to provide technical support outside of Japan. One Zaurus feature that isn't currently planned for release outside of Japan is replacing Sharp's proprietary PDA operating system with Linux. That, too, could change if the company senses a wider demand for the use of that operating system.
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