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Old 06-19-2003, 07:35 PM   #1
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zaurus sl-5600


hey guys im a 16 year old college student/geek i used to own a ipaq pocketpc...but i didnt like it (it was just a portable version of the windows virus..lol) well anyway ive been eyeing the zaurus pda because it runs linux..and it looks very flexible...like i can make it what i want it to do...wheter its compile my own software or trouble shoot wlans...the fact that it has linux makes it a very stable platform...anyway, does anyone here have one? whats your opinion, is it worth 500?
 
Old 06-19-2003, 08:23 PM   #2
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IMHO, the 5500 is more worth it...any program I want to run, I can run smoothly. The 400Mhz proc seems excessive, and I never use CF2 expansion slots. Basically, I look upon the 5k6 as a "Hah, mine's better than yours" PDA.

Of course, if you need the speed, need the extra onboard room (though with the 250 you save on a 5k5 you could just buy a 512MB SD card) and you have cash to burn, the 5k6 will probably be right up your alley...
 
Old 06-19-2003, 08:37 PM   #3
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hmm...does the 5500 have wifi capabilites? cuz then ill just get that...i just liked the cover of the 5600, the built in mic, the longer battery life, and the better keyboard...and if the 206 is the same as the 400 xscale thats a factor as well....i basically want a future proff pda
 
Old 06-21-2003, 01:06 AM   #4
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capabilties...yes. builtin...no. If you're into the little extras (like builtin mic), just take a look at the comparisons on the sharp site.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 03:43 PM   #5
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Talking hmmm....

I am currently in possetion of a SL-5600. Not mine unfortunately but I am writing am work related app for it as it's about to be used for commercial purposes. I think it's cool and I would definitely say it is worth the $500. I have it mounted at /mnt/zaurus via ethernet over usb. Everything works great and it's damn fast. The Sharp Rom does NOT come with a terminal app though (kinda dumb) so you will need to download the *.ipk from the net somewhere and install. Cool toy though! It currently playing OutCasts "Hey ya" right now. The integral speaker is pretty loud too.

Now if I could only get a phone with Linux.......
 
  


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