Well, folks, the very few that visit this site, I am parting with my Zaurus SL-6000.
Over the last year, I have barely used it, and not much new is happening in the Zaurus world. Sharp has abandoned the whole line and with a kid, I really don’t have the time. I guess technology had just passed PDA’s behind. With smartphones and Netbooks, it is a dead end. They are in an unhappy middle which has no future. I loved getting this as a gift, but I have felt very guilty about not using the Zaurus more. In the end, my MP3 player is easier to use, my camera takes much better photos, and my contacts are on my phone, where I use them most. The only remaining task was web surfing, but the current state of the internet with the small amount of RAM on the Zaurus made many sites painfully slow. I also have nurtured my lifelong love of wristwatches, so that is taking up my free time now.
So, what now? We are getting an Acer Aspire One netbook. 16 times the ram, 4 times the clock speed, 160G hard drive and a six times bigger screen. Though, nothing can compare to the clarity of the SL-6000. Probably the best LCD screen ever made. I didn’t like the battery life when networking was running, so the new Netbook will have 8 hours of battery life and an almost full sized keyboard.
What does this mean to you? Well, the site will remain and the feed will be left for the sake of people who still use their Zauruses. There will be no more updates and no technical support.
Thanks for reading-