The PowerPlay III PDA is manufactured in Taiwan and sold online by Empower Technologies, a vendor of Embedded Linux for intelligent appliances. The device is claimed to be Palm IIIxe compatible, from a hardware perspective. But unlike Palm's PDAs, the PowerPlay III runs Empower Technologies' Linux DA O/S… implementation of Embedded Linux for the Dragonball processor.
Another big difference from Palm's PDAs is price: the PowerPlay III is being sold for $99 online, with an introductory price of just $89.
Summary of features . . .
- Palm IIIxe Compatible
- Supplied with Linux DA O/S for PowerPlay III
- Screen: 240 x 320 pixels, monochrome touch screen
- Processor: Motorola Dragonball, 16 MHz clock rate
- 8 MB RAM
- 2 MB Flash (upgradeable)
- Serial port for connection to PC
- Expansion slot(s): none
- Battery: non-rechargeable AAA cells
- Color Available: “Galaxy Grey”
- 15 Days technical support by email
- 6 month Linux DA O/S software upgrade
- One year warranty
- Includes: Carrying Case, 2 AAA Batteries, PC Sync Cable, CD with PC Sync Program, Quick-Start Manual, Handwriting Guide, Warranty Card, Registration Card
The device is available for purchase beginning September 24, 2001 via Empower Technologies' website, according to Paul Leung, the company's CEO.
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