TurboLinux released an innovative Linux-based device called the Wizpy. Wizpy is a device that allows you to view video, stored locally or streamed from the radio, read e-books and even records audio. It also functions as a VoIP device, a web browser, e-mail client and it even works as a portable office with support for the Open Document Format (ODF). It seems like an impressive device until Linux.com's Lee Schlesinger puts it to its paces. Mr. Schlesinger concludes that
"(A)ll in all, this first wizpy release is a disappointment. It's not worth its $280 price tag as a music player; a 4GB iPod Nano, which is the competition to beat, is $80 less, and a 4GB USB flash drive costs only about $50. However, for anyone who needs both a music player and a USB boot drive and wants to carry only one stylish device, or has an extensive collection of Ogg files, the wizpy provides an alternative."
Whilst the review is a bit disappointing, I am still hoping that TurboLinux will listen and rebound with a far better device. I am still on the look out for that Linux-based device that provides us with the functions that matter the most. :)