Sharp lays Linux-based Zaurus to rest, delicately closing both eyelids with thumb and forefinger


File this one under “Things I Thought Were Already Gone But Are Now Gone For Real,” as Akihabara News reports that Sharp has officially relegated the Linux-based line of Zaurus PDAs to bargain bins and flea markets everywhere. The SL-C3XXX series paved the way for many of today’s QWERTY-based PDAs and smartphones with units like the SL-C3000 back in 2004, which contained a 4GB microdrive.

The most recent Linux model is the SL-C3200, which was released in 2006 and features a 6GB microdrive and an Intel PXA270 CPU. That’ll be the last of its kind.