QUOTE(TRIsoft @ Mar 28 2006, 08:53 AM)
But also this Zaurus has to go through all the needed testing
and procedures before it's allowed to sell it in the EU market.
We hope to have this process finished in record time and then
we will start selling the new model.
Out of curiosity, how is the ROHS regulation applying to the Zaurus - given that it's a consumer product and therefore, by July, will have to comply as I understand it? I would *guess* that Sharp as a global manufacturer will make all its products "lead-free", but given that they clearly intend to never sell Z's outside of Japan for an indefinite period (despite the 3000 having an FCC mark), they might choose not to bother?
*IF* the Z will not pass ROHS compliance, does that mean it will become much harder to sell them in Europe and all EU users would have to do a personal import from Japan? I am concerned about this and the future of portable linux computing in UK and EU.