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« on: February 09, 2005, 01:39:24 pm »
from the trenches at CES

http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/5698.html

Posted this in general forums though - because there are  a lot of similarities with the zaurus - is functianility.

The price threw me off though - a whopping $2000 USD.

If Sony thinks it can market this device for that price, what made Sharp give up its Zaurus efforts in the US ?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005, 02:31:18 pm »
a great device for $900, if you can put debian on it. (or imagine an OE system on a 1.1 ghz processor hehehehe)

For $2000 w/ winxp absolutely no way.

still.... the microlaptop concept is getting underway   and i like it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2005, 10:02:14 am »
For $2k, you can get either an OQO with winXP (which actually has a keyboardin addition to a touchscreen), or a tricked out 12" PowerBook. I don't see the point of this.

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2005, 01:17:16 am »
the U750P has a faster CPU and more memory than the OQO
here is a forum : http://forum.kemplar.com/viewforum.php?f=3

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2005, 03:12:04 am »
er... for $2000 you can get a laptop (from ebay), a z 5500 and a vacation. Just to put it in perspective. A handheld for much over $600 is really pushing it imho. some are worth it, I suppose, but when you get into price ranges that will buy a less ostentatious handheld AND a decent laptop the actual value of the purchase should really be examined. And the 1st question asked should be "what am I paying for?"
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2005, 11:14:28 pm »
I agree; It is a great idea, but way overpriced for what you get!  For the cost of that critter, I would get several very nice items:  An 860 with all the accesories, a sub-notebook, and a new ham radio (everything can't be computer related  ).  I wouldn't consider something like that unless it was in the same price range as the sub-notebooks I am considering.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2005, 07:02:49 am »
people seem to be forgeting something here.

for example-

I need something i can whip out and write out or draw out my ideas for one.  the other thing is inputing text-  something easy to use like a querty keyboard built into it for fast typing.  Battery power-  would love to see something last at least 20 hours streight!  PIM application synchronizable to any device via export just like kopi.  last but not least, wifi, bluetooth, gaming, mediaplayer, or files transferable and usable on a pc, thin, and ..............sexy.

this sony pda is not all that.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2005, 11:15:06 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2005, 02:00:27 pm »
It's just a small tablet pc - utterly useless (well ok, just not very useful then :-) without a built in keyboard - I'll stick to my 860 thank you very much :-)
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