Sharp says goodbye to the Zaurus

Sharp_zaurusIt looks like Sharp’s last Linux-running Zaurus will ride through the assembly line early next month. For reasons easily speculated but officially unknown, the company has decided to cease production on the line and currently has no plans to release a successor.

You may remember that I wasn’t particularly impressed with the Zaurus SL-C3200, but I always hate to see clamshell devices meet their demise. I don’t know why the masses haven’t really embraced the form factor. What’s not to like about something that looks like a miniature convertible tablet PC?

As far as I know, Sharp will continue churning out e-dictionaries like the horribly named RD-CMP2000R for the Asian market.

[OESF via PalmAddicts]
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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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