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15 Oct 2004
I'm about ready to upgrade my trusty SL-5500 and am torn between these two models. My investigation seems to show the following:

Advantages of the SL-6000L
  • Better screen (larger, brighter)
  • Price ($400 vs. $560)
  • Builtin WiFi
Advantages of the SL-C860
  • Software support (OZ, custom ROMs, etc.)
  • Better battery life (and more easily found extras)
  • 128MB flash
  • Smaller and lighter
  • Better keyboard
Differences with no absolute winner (i.e. personal taste)
  • Clamshell vs. portrait
Does that seem to about cover it? Any other major differences I'm missing?

Before the recent price change I was not even considering the SL-6000L, but it has now become a serious contender. In fact, probably the only thing that's kept me from jumping on the SL-6000L is the software support. How far away is OZ 3.5.2 with "out of the box" tosa support?

Thanks for any assistance. $400-$550 is too much money for me to spend without serious consideration.
2 Jun 2004
I have a few of these, new in shrink-wrapped retail packaging.
Work great with my 5500 & Cacko ROM.
See http://www.socketcom.com/ZaurusSharp.asp.

Better than the Ambicom in some ways:[LIST]
Smaller form factor (won't block stylus port)
Cheaper[LIST]
Worse in others:[LIST]
10 instead of 10/100 (rarely an issue, but sometimes...)
Separate connector cable (I don't mind it, some folks do)[LIST]

$25 shipped to the continental US.

(edit) Price now lowered to $22 shippped!
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