[linux-elitists] Handheld computer - as free as can be
Thu May 8 14:07:54 PDT 2003
On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 09:34:10AM -0700, Mister Bad wrote:
> >>>>> "BF" == Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> BF> - Small form factor. The main reason I liked the Palm V at
> BF> the time it came out was the slimness compared to other
> BF> then-contemporary machines.
> I'm actually looking for something _larger_ than a palmtop, but
> smaller than a notebook computer, which could be a replacement for
You can find new-model Liberettos from Toshiba in the Japanese market
and on eBay. Unlike the gray boxes from the 90's, these have internal
wireless and somewhat decent keyboards.
Dunno about finding a US style keyboard, though.
Sony just released their PEG-NZ90, which has a professional-quality
camera (not a dinky CCD like on the picturebook):
It also has internal bluetooth and supports a CF 802.11b card. Dunno
about Linux support.
Viewsonic has a compact tablet PC with an internal camera and
wireless, but no keyboard. It's a real PC, so it'll run Linux.
Older Jornadas can be reflashed to be run Linux, and they have a real
keyboard and CF slot and stuff.
For the ultimate in geek points and battery life, reflash a HP 200LX
to run minix or another real-mode unix. You'll get a month's worth of
life out of a pair of AA batteries. It's also got a full-size PCMCIA
slot, but rumor is wireless cards only work when it's on DC power
(although low-power wired ethernet cards work fine).
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