Sharp Unveils Next-Gen Zaurus

 
 
By Carmen Nobel  |  Posted 2003-11-25 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

One version of Sharp's next Linux-based handheld, due early next year, will run IBM's WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager software, giving users wireless access to corporate applications.

Sharp Corp. is readying the next generation of its Linux-based Zaurus handheld computer. The Zaurus SL-6000 has a built-in 802.11b Wi-Fi radio, according to Sharp officials in Mahwah, N.J. It sports 64MB of RAM, a high-resolution color screen, a built-in QWERTY keyboard, and both Compact Flash and SD expansion slots. Sharp will be selling an add-on cellular modem for the Compact Flash slot so that Zaurus can work on wide-area networks, too.
Too woo corporate customers, Sharp has teamed up with IBM to develop a version of the SL-6000 that runs IBMs WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager software, which allows for wireless access to corporate applications.
The SL-6000 is due early next year.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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