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8 Mar 2005
Hi all,

I have written a review on the sl-c3000 with lots of pics. You can find it at my research site here ubiquitouscomputing.org. If you have any questions, want to see more pics or want to give comments, please do so.

greets,
Jan
9 Feb 2005
Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know I have just bought a new zaurus sl-c3000. I should be receiving it somewhere next week. Expect a lot of questions from me biggrin.gif and hopefully some answers as well...

I plan on using it as a:

*latex writer.
*late-night in bed browsing machine.
*research device (I work at the university of Antwerp in the field of ubiquitous computing / security).
*PIM
*general tinker device. Too bad this often conflicts with using it as a PIM as I experienced with my sl-c750...

Best regards,
Jan
2 Feb 2005
Please take a look at this post at engadget:

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000090030074/

Pro's:
-full keyboard
-VGA swivel screen (apart from the Z, I think this is the first example...)
-worlwide support probably
-Wifi, bluetooth AND gsm/gprs/umts
-looks pretty nice

Con's:
-No linux (Yet...?)
-No built in HD like the 3000

What are your thoughts?

I must say I applaud this effort. This hardware form factor is perfect for PDA/communicator form. Most importantly, you will be able to buy it in Europe and the US and receive support!
(Actually I was ready to order a sl-3000 some hours ago, but this made me doubt again...)

I must say, this is the device the openembedded/pdaXrom/... people should be targetting. I do believe this is a major blow to Sharp...

Edit: More negatives: no CF and not available for some months (available summer 2005 - first rumor was first half 2005, now July/August 2005)

best regards,
Jan
2 Feb 2005
Hi all,

This is my first post in quite some months time. Let me outline my history with the Z first. About two years ago, I graduated to the Z coming from a Toshiba Pocket PC PDA during the group buy organized by Amrein. It was a whole new world. For some months I tinkered, learned, marvelled and gasped at the power of this device in my pocket ... the Zaurus I mean. wink.gif Then I had to do an IT project with many people I didn't know involved. I needed a really good PIM solution to manage this project. The Z failed miserably. At the time, there were very few PIM solutions (only the Sharp and the TKC apps and perhas an Opie program). Although it didn't feel right, I sold the Z and bought a Tungsten T3. Great PIM, boring device. I kept on following the Z scene, and saw great evolutions such as the Cacko ROM, KO/Pi and Ka/Pi pdaXrom get born . Time to get back in the game. But now there is this new device, the 3000 that has some great features, but is not yet compatible with the latest ROMS. So I wondered, what are the options I have now, and what in the near future?

Could you guys fill me in. I need a solution on the sl-c3000 that features a good PIM (not as the main feature, I want all the configurability, terminals, ... too, but a good PIM is needed too).

How is debian on the 3000 in that regard?
Are the sharp PIMs improved?
Can Ko/PI and Ka/PI be installed on the current 3000?
Any idea on when Cacko or pdaX will be available on the 3000 (don't flame please - I now this is a difficult question...)?
How are the syncing possibilities with Kontact (KDE-Pims) on Linux?

...or should I go for the sl-c860 after all?

Thanks for all your help.
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