Agenda PDA

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Touted as the world's first "Pure Linux PDA". Multiple Linux games were packaged specifically for it.


The first video game about Agenda PDA was released in 1998.

Delorie Software and New Breed Software has published most of these games

The Agenda VR3 is an entry level PDA. Originally MSRP: $199, the current price is $99. Used buying options range from $10-$30 and have even been seen as low as $5. Its black and white, it will run X. Only suitable for 'simple' Linux games. There is an unofficial mod to drop in an 16MB SDRAM chip to improve its speed. Keyboards and modems are also available for it. It functions well as a terminal so it makes a fine portable IT diagnostic device. With 16MB flash storage and an IR port, its somewhat usefull as a sort of 'wireless thumbdrive'. While a wireless thumbdrive may not be all that useful for most operating systems, this one will interface with most any OS out-of-the-box (which is a known issue for many PDAs and Linux).
Agenda VR3 model:
  • 32 bit NEC MIPS processor running at 66MHz
    roughly four times the speed of Handspring Visors or the Palm V & IIIx lines
  • 2MB, 4MB, or 8MB of flash storage depending on model
    comparable to high-end Palms and Visors.
  • display is a 160x240 pixel LCD
    backlit, with a digital contrast control
    16 grayscales
    slightly more screen area than Palms and Visors
    higher resolution than the 160x160 displays of Palms
  • powered by two AAA batteries
  • audio input/output jacks for microphones, speakers, and headphones
    though it won't be shown at LinuxWorld, support for an MP3 player is planned
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