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fpp
post Apr 10 2010, 10:55 AM
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A surprise move from Sharp: the long-awaited (by some) successor to the Zaurus, a new clamshell "MID" running Android, with a beautiful 5" 960x480 screen, a Snapdragon CPU and plenty of goodies:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/sharp-i...-au-to-android/

Engadget goes "meh", which is a pretty good omen in my book :-)

Also there will be a "developer-friendly" version dubbed DK01 where the OS is replaceable. Maybe we will see Maemo, Mer and/or Meego on it ?

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post Apr 10 2010, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE(fpp @ Apr 10 2010, 08:55 PM) *
A surprise move from Sharp: the long-awaited (by some) successor to the Zaurus, a new clamshell "MID" running Android, with a beautiful 5" 960x480 screen, a Snapdragon CPU and plenty of goodies:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/s...au-to-android/

Engadget goes "meh", which is a pretty good omen in my book :-)

Also there will be a "developer-friendly" version dubbed DK01 where the OS is replaceable. Maybe we will see Maemo, Mer and/or Meego on it ?

The link is broken. I think You mean that:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/sharp-i...-au-to-android/
It looks nice but news does not mention about size of the ram. And that is crucial to linux.


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post Apr 11 2010, 05:16 AM
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QUOTE(ptoki @ Apr 10 2010, 04:43 PM) *
The link is broken. I think You mean that:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/sharp-i...-au-to-android/
It looks nice but news does not mention about size of the ram. And that is crucial to linux.

Sorry, yes, bad cut-n-paste.
Probably this source has better details:
http://www.pocketables.net/2010/03/sharp-i...s-and-more.html
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post Apr 13 2010, 10:35 AM
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Looks great!

The big questions for me is does it have an easily replaceable battery (unlike the netwalker) and usb 2 host?
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post Apr 14 2010, 01:18 PM
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bit more here at aki'news
http://en.akihabaranews.com/41510/phone/ha...rst-android-mid
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post Apr 26 2010, 11:30 PM
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Looks like it has a proprietary usb slot. Can anyone confirm?
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post Jul 11 2010, 05:22 AM
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kddi is CDMA2000, but docomo now has a W-CDMA version:

http://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/product/foma/smart_phone/sh10b/
http://www.sharp.co.jp/products/sh10b/
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post Sep 15 2010, 12:03 PM
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sharp are clearly capable of world-class hardware, too bad they seemed to have abandoned international sales and left the market to HTC blink.gif
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post Oct 30 2010, 11:34 AM
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http://www.pocketables.net/2010/10/first-i...sharp-is01.html
and it's now available from Conics for approx. $250
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post Oct 30 2010, 12:14 PM
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I was in Japan last week and thought I was looking at this. Guess not. The one I saw was called a Lynx with model number SH-10B. It looks just like this but was upwards of $700. Would be really cool to have one though. The phone function is weird in that it will be only on speakerphone unless you have a bluetooth headset attached. Which is funny because Japanese don't like walking around with a bluetooth headset on at all.
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post Oct 30 2010, 02:56 PM
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Sharp Lynx: http://www.slashgear.com/sharp-docomo-lynx...-month-2094711/

A bit over specified for a Zaurus replacement IMHO.
Can't see myself using 1-seg or both cameras. Looks nice though.

Imagine if they made something like this but WiFi/BT only, without the 3G.
And called it "Zaurus"...
It would be awesome.
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post Nov 18 2010, 06:18 PM
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Heh, apparently you can buy the xpphone with DOS & without 3G (though 3G + embedded XP is standard) - http://en.xpphone.com/product/specification.html
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post Aug 1 2011, 05:30 PM
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Did anyone get the Sharp IS01 and try it out first hand?

Just curious what the hands on impressions were.

UPDATE: oops, just realized this thread is over a year old... but then again, still a valid question I guess.... hopefully the IS01 was upgradable from snapdragon to latest.
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post Aug 1 2011, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(Omicron @ Aug 1 2011, 06:30 PM) *
Did anyone get the Sharp IS01 and try it out first hand?

Just curious what the hands on impressions were.

UPDATE: oops, just realized this thread is over a year old... but then again, still a valid question I guess.... hopefully the IS01 was upgradable from snapdragon to latest.

I doubt you can upgrade the snapdragon processor to something else. Most, if not all mobile devices are specially designed so they can be so small. It is a system-on-a-chip anyway.

I took a look at it while I was in Japan last year. It didn't really impress me that much. One cool thing is it IS a phone provided you use a bluetooth headset. I still want a larger screen if I am going to have a clamshell portable.
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