Consumer electronics firm Sharp has released a Linux-based handheld for US corporate users which supports enterprise applications and databases.
The Zaurus SL-6000 is powered by an Intel processor, and sports 64MB of SDRam, 64MB of flash memory and a lithium polymer battery.
It provides integrated 802.11b Wi-Fi networking, and expansion slots for CompactFlash and Secure Digital/MultiMediaCard.
The SL-6000 also supports Java and IBM's WebSphere application server, and features a built-in Qwerty thumb keyboard. Sharp claims that the device can withstand a fall of one metre.
But a spokesman said there are no plans for a similar launch in the UK. Customers who buy the device from US-based websites will have no warranty or support in the UK.
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