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> Zaurus Out Of Production?, Rumor from German Z site
qaz
post Jan 12 2007, 12:29 AM
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Bad news on z-portal:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=e...n-gb%26hs%3DN5b
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Jon_J
post Jan 12 2007, 12:54 AM
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looks blank to me.
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harvell
post Jan 12 2007, 01:22 AM
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I found it in the forum section. Here is the key comments

How I experienced from Japan, SHARP does not seem to be interested in a further production of the Zaurus PDAs in the current form any more. Over a direct successor me at present also nothing is well-known.

Take it easy, I will have the Zaurus further in the offer, as well as accessories and support for it will carry out.

Christoph
www.pulster.de



unsure.gif unsure.gif unsure.gif
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post Jan 12 2007, 02:49 AM
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Hi all,

yes, we have to confirm that Sharp pulled the plug out
of the Zaurus line.
No successor model is planned, and the end of production
will be early February.
For sure we'll continue with support, service and accessories
for the Zauri. Also there're interesting other products around,
so the fun with mobile Linux products is definitely not over.

///TRIsoft

Marc Stephan
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zmiq2
post Jan 12 2007, 03:19 AM
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Wow, what a sad news.

It's interesting that while all manufacturers are getting into this umpc-micropc area, sharp, with a great product and experience is quitting.

Even there are appearing many alternatives as a replacement, my heart will always be for the lovely zaurus.
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Hrw
post Jan 12 2007, 03:59 AM
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Finally.
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post Jan 12 2007, 04:22 AM
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QUOTE(harvell @ Jan 12 2007, 10:22 AM)
How I experienced from Japan, SHARP does not seem to be interested in a further production of the Zaurus PDAs in the current form any more. Over a direct successor me at present also nothing is well-known. Christoph -www.pulster.de


I confirm this info. But hey, I better speak English like translation those wink.gif

The Pulster Zaurus Shop will supply Zaurus units (C-1000/32000 and SL-5500/6000 series), a lot of accessories and help.

Christoph
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hermocom
post Jan 12 2007, 05:05 AM
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and for how much time you (Pulster, Trisoft, other suppliers) will be able to supply Zaurus units and repair service?
How long will the stocks last?

Thanks,

Daniel
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post Jan 12 2007, 05:24 AM
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Personally, end of product line =/= end of my interest.
For now I still find my Z hardly replaceable by other handheld products in terms of form factor and flexibility. There are still many funny and useful stuff that can be ported to Z, and they can run pretty well. rolleyes.gif
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post Jan 12 2007, 07:52 AM
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IMO, it's a sad day.
I will need to grieve for a while.
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Jon_J
post Jan 12 2007, 08:09 AM
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It seems strange that Sharp is the innovator of this mini laptop/dictionary and came out with it quite some time ago, that they now drop it, while a lot of other people are now trying to copy it, or already have a close replacement for it.
Sharp seems to have their hands in many technologies, they are now producing the blue laser for blu-ray and hd-dvd units.
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Jon_J
post Jan 12 2007, 08:14 AM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Jan 12 2007, 09:52 AM)
IMO, it's a sad day.
I will need to grieve for a while.
*

I feel the same way Antikx, you have really put a whole lot of effort into your website and everyone here appreciates it.
I'm not giving up my Z, as a matter of a fact, I have a new C3200 on order. smile.gif

EDIT: You pulled many of us through the downtime when OESF forums were offline during last Xmas time period.

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post Jan 12 2007, 08:19 AM
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I will also not give up on my C3100 and am wondering what will happen now as both pdaxrom and Oz are unfinished. Instead of replacing my laptop as I planned I should maybe think about a C3200 as a backup to my C3100. A sad day indeed.
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post Jan 12 2007, 08:24 AM
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I hope the end of the Zaurus era means the dawning of another. Sharp has there fingers in a lot of pies (pdas, phones, dvd, dictionaries, lcd, etc, etc.). Sharp may possibly have a UMPC or similar type device up their sleeve that will carry a different brand name.

I can't see them abandoning this area of the market. I wouldn't be surprised to see a remodeled W-Zero3 type device. Be nice if it ran linux (Qt phone), but would likely be a Windows device.
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post Jan 12 2007, 08:31 AM
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It's a world-wide day of mourning.
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