Of course you wouldn't necessarily use a device like this as a PDA...It has a serial port, 2 USB ports, ethernet and a touch screen. Sounds like a good industrial controller type device. Many CNC cutting machines and other automated factory machines have small controllers running either Linux of Windows CE variants.
Other reasons why RISC OS would be a good solution in the industrial controller market include - fast development using BASIC for prototyping applications, GCC if you need more speed, it is ROM based and low power requirements (PoE might be an option!).
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