The Sharp Zaurus -- A Lovely Little Computer
Subject:   About sharp zaurus SL-5500
Date:   2003-04-02 06:13:55
From:   anonymous2
We sell many GPS products in Sweden.
We sell Holux Differents products .

We needed a pocket PC with CF cards slot and
when we read so many article about Sharp zaurus SL-5500 our head turned and we ordered one.

read our problem below:
I just bought sharp zaurus sl-5500
because it has CF acrds slote and
we sell GPS products in Sweden.
We are selling Holux GM270 gps reciever with CF card for pocket PAD

I tryed all I can but it seams that it is impossible to transfer
GPS software and GPS map software to sharp zaurus SL-5500

The GPS software format is: .exe
The GPS MAP format of : .fdp and compatible with windows CE 3.0 or later

Can you advice me what to do.
Your promt answer is very appreciated



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  • About sharp zaurus SL-5500
    2004-01-17 11:34:25  anonymous2 [View]

    hi i must be stupid because i cant download any apts [media player upgrades to my zaurus please help me with this ....thank you
  • About sharp zaurus SL-5500
    2003-11-17 14:36:09  anonymous2 [View]

    The main problem is that your software is for a Windows CE device and the Zaurus is a Linux device. The operating system is completely different...
  • About sharp zaurus SL-5500
    2003-09-25 00:21:38  anonymous2 [View]


    I found some informations about your problem:

    You should run a SW which is working on your Zaurus i.e. qpeGPS [1]. This is freeware which is the whole idea behind Linux. I think you can only sell the card Holux GM270 but not the SW.

    The SW can be downloded [2].

    I found some further informations about your card (Holux GM270) [3]it seems that it is not running out of the box, but if you follow the link you find a nice howto.

    Just my 2 cents






  • About sharp zaurus SL-5500
    2003-06-13 09:14:01  anonymous2 [View]

    ummm, I don't have one, but this thing runs Linux and you are trying to run Windows CE software on it. I think you are out of luck. That's like buying a Macintosh and trying to run Windows software.
    • About sharp zaurus SL-5500
      2003-09-03 08:06:37  anonymous2 [View]

      Can you run WINE on the Zaurus? With WINE I've run Windows software on Linux. (There's also an application for running Windows software on a Mac).
      • About sharp zaurus SL-5500
        2003-10-06 09:30:57  anonymous2 [View]

        If there is wine support on ARM processors..