Sharp halts Zaurus PDA production, smartphones to blame

Darren Murph
D. Murph|12.16.08

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Darren Murph
December 16, 2008 6:44 PM
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Sharp halts Zaurus PDA production, smartphones to blame

It sure made it longer than Dell and Fujitsu-Siemens, but really, this was inevitable. Today, yet another icon in handheld computing has died, as Sharp has already scheduled the burial of its famed Zaurus lineup. Said devices were all the rage in the white hot 90s, with everyone from Zack Morris to Dawson Leery sporting one while strutting around Hollywood. We're led to believe that the ubiquity of more functional cellphones are to blame for the waning demand in PDAs, and we even pinged Captain Obvious to make sure that assertion was on point. Sayonara, dear Zaurus -- we will never forget.

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