Product Review: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600

There’s two main types of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) on the market. Microsoft Pocket PC (Toshiba, Casio, HP, and other vendors are MS partners) and Palm (Sony, Palm, and others make Palm based PDAs).

Sharp, a leading vendor of electronic organizers decided to launch its PDA foray with a Linux based version.
The Zaurus SL-5600 is Sharp’s newest Linux based PDA a precursor to the upcoming SL-6000.
News Factor writes The Zaurus 5600 offers the power of a Unix terminal, a desktop PC, a wireless browser, and mobile multimedia entertainment system. But for the participants in our study, poor usability and other shortcomings of the unit overshadowed its power and functionality.