I am not sure that I would compare it to a normal PDA, especially when you consider what you are reviewing is a discontinued device which is now running custom software
Hell you can't go out and buy these in the shops
We are now more into hot rodding country
Take a good solid device, decide that it isn't dead yet and there is plenty of power left in it and tweak it till it kicks arse again
I am not sure how many people buy Zaurii primarily as a PDA, I didn't. I wanted something that talked SSH that I could connect to my phone
For me the Zaurus is why I don't have to haul a laptop around, and I don't have a wizzy 3100 or anything just a plain old 5500, if i am going to the colo just for some routine stuff I leave the lappy in the car, if I need to connect to the network for simple stuff I connect the Zaurus, if I get a systems alert I can use my Z and phone from anywhere I can get a signal, being able to login to servers and kick them from the pub is very useful
It is a technological swiss army knife, I have ethernet, wifi, bluetooth and irda. It holds half a gig of data which I can expand by putting in a bigger SD card, and are now around £80 on ebay.
For normal PDA users I think that they will be happier elsewhere as they will want something that just works, unfortunatly OZ is not there yet, this is not a criticism just a state of play. Then again I don't class the Z as a PDA, it is full machine that fits in your pocket, or actually Sharp did get it right with the naming, it is a Personal Mobile Tool.
Oh and sniffing the wifi networks when you are waiting in the queue at the supermarket is geeky fun too