Sharp drops handhelds from U.S. retail market


Hmmmm, so the choices we’ll have for PDA’s is getting less and less. Sony dropped out. Now Sharp. Who is next?
There’s still competitoin from HP, Dell, Palm and a few others, but the market is shrinking.
ZD Net writes Sharp Electronics is ceasing development of its Linux-based handheld devices for U.S. consumers–the latest maker to wash its hands of the once-popular retail market.
Sharp issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that the company is cutting back on its handheld plans in the United States–it will stop developing and selling handhelds to consumers but will continue to sell devices to corporate customers. Sharp will still sell its organizers in the United States and has no plans to stop sales of Zaurus handhelds in Japan.
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