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Old 11-22-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Question Yopy 3700 or Zaurus SL-5500 ?

So guys,

Which one do you think is 'best' and why?

I am looking for a Linux PDA (around 300 (Yopy is 297 at the moment). It must look good, be built well and could maybe be used as a bit of a network diagnostic tool (ssh etc, I have heard that both of these PDA's don't have ssh installed as standard, I have also heard that it can be done however).

Old 11-22-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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I have a SL-5500. I would recommend getting the SL-5600 if available where you are. The SL-5500 has some memory issues. If you let the battery drain down to nothing, you lose everything unless you have a backup. The SL-5600 has some internal protected flash memory the solves this problem. Also, it has a speaker so you can hear your mp3 files instead of needing your ear phones.,1016,00.html

or see if the SL-6000 is available:

The Yopy's are seriously cool but I think the Sharp will be supported more and probably more popular as well. Just my thinking anyway. There is also the

Zaurus C760

and the Zaurus C860 which is still unavailable at this time.

These 2 models are of the "clam-shell" design. They look like mini laptops. The specs are simple to die for. I hope this helps.
Good Luck,
Ken Gutkowski
Old 11-24-2003, 03:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply, I will have to have a look at those links ,

Thanks again,


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