Sharp Adds SL-C860 to Linux Zaurus PDA Line

The Register has reported that Sharp will be releasing a third member of its Zaurus Linux-based PDAs later this month.

The SL-C860 will have integrated English-to-Japenese translation software across all applications, even email text will be able to be translated.

“The SL-860 is based on a 400MHz Intel XScale PXA255 processor running Metrowerks’ OpenPDA embedded Linux. It contains 128MB of Flash memory – 65MB of which is available for user data – and 64MB of SDRAM. The device sports a 3.6in 640 x 480 screen which rotates so that the closed clamshell can be used like a classic pen-based PDA.

The device measures 12 x 8.3 x 2.3cm (4.7 x 3.3 x 0.9in) and weighs 250g (8.8oz) with the rechargeable 1700mAh Lithium Ion in place. Sharp claims the device will run for up to eight and a half hours on a single charge.”

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