“Sharp’s new Zaurus SL5500 is the first PDA device from a major manufacturer in a long time that uses a new operating system and a new user interface. See what it looks like! Most PDA users by now knows what the operating systems from Microsoft, Palm and maybe even Symbian looks like. That however doesn’t mean there’s no room for innovation, and Sharp is just nowadays taking the leap towards a major device launch with its new Sharp Zaurus SL-5500. The SL-5500 uses Linux as its core operating system, with a GUI developed specifically by Norwegian Trolltech for the SL-5500 called Qtopia.” Check the screenshots of the sweet-looking PDA at InfoSync.no.
Screenshots from the QT-Based Sharp Zaurus
2001-12-14 Qt 9 Comments
Surprisingly they don’t have sharp.com. I guess http://sharp-world.com/index.html would be the most universal. (btw sharp-usa.com doesn’t support mozilla yet, tsk tsk)
Sweet! I want one of thoese!
I just use http://www.sharpelectronics.com/ =]
Anyway, I love the look of these things and the slide out keyboard. It’s on my wish list. I like how we get CLI for it too(The terminal app). As long as it doesn’t disappoint on the release, it will be a definite must-have geek toy.
Whoa! That’s incredible!
I’m not one of the people that think that all computing is going towards handheld devices, but these screenshots are hard proof that far more computing tasks than I had previously thought are migrating towards handhelds
“Sharp’s new Zaurus SL5500 is the first PDA device from a major manufacturer in a long time that uses a new operating system and a new user interface.”
Really? Remember the QNX thing running on iPAQ? That was *much* *much* better looking than this! Anyone know where the screenshots for that are?
Found it on google.com
I’ve got one of these puppies, it’s fun to play with so far. I’ve got ssh and samba running on it, which is making developing for it much easier. There’s a fairly active developer’s community up on yahoogroups – i believe it’s sharp-linux . The keyboard on it makes it very useful in meetings and such for taking notes. I’ve got a CF 802.11b card and a 32MB SD card in mine at the moment, letting me work from just about anywhere in my home or office. I can’t wait to start playing with writing more apps for this thing.
Go to <http://qnx.wox.org/ipaq/>. The same ‘qPAQ’ (QNX on iPAQ) shots, but also links to the documentation that would (will?) go with it.
What the? Well, the URL is http://qnx.wox.org/ipaq/.