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> Why Is The Sl-6000 More Expensive Than The Sl-5500
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post Jul 10 2005, 05:45 PM
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Why is the 6k more expensive than the 5500? Granted it's newer, w/ wifi and so forth, but it's going for like $500 dollars on ebay!
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post Jul 10 2005, 06:25 PM
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QUOTE(microsoft/linux @ Jul 10 2005, 03:45 PM)
Why is the 6k more expensive than the 5500? Granted it's newer, w/ wifi and so forth, but it's going for like $500 dollars on ebay!
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You're kidding right? It has 480x640 semi-transmissive CGS color LCD instead of 240x320 reflective TFT 65,536 color LCD. It has usb otg whereas the 5500 has none. It has a speaker whereas the 5500 has none. It has a 400MHz Intel PXA255 Processor instead of a 206Mhz Intel SA-1110 Processor. It has wireless built in where's a 5500 has none. It has a 1500 mAh battery instead of a 950 mAh one on the 5500.

Need I go on?

This wouldn't be a question that's simply so you don't have to look these things up, would it?
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post Jul 11 2005, 04:14 AM
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usb otg


Full usb host actually afaik,


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post Jul 11 2005, 04:54 AM
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ok, ok, I get the picture. But why the dificulty finding one? I mean, was there less of these units manufactured than the 5500, or is it just that the 6000 is still a viable option for a PDA, and people are holding onto theirs?
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post Jul 11 2005, 05:31 AM
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QUOTE(microsoft/linux @ Jul 11 2005, 01:54 PM)
ok, ok, I get the picture. But why the dificulty finding one? I mean, was there less of these units manufactured than the 5500, or is it just that the 6000 is still a viable option for a PDA, and people are holding onto theirs?
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Yes (my estimate is 200k of 5500 and 30k of 6000)
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That's free market economy. Scarce goods with higher demand have higher price.

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post Jul 11 2005, 06:01 AM
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The 5500 was consumer retail device. The 6000 was an enterprise device mainly aimed at coporations. Amazon was the only place to sharp approved place to sell it retail.
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post Jul 11 2005, 09:28 PM
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if you can get a new 6000 for $500, i think i'd do it. it's just about the total package; only thing i would have done would be to make it a clamshell so you could have a convenient keyboard and better protection for the screen. it is a commercial type apparatus in size and ruggedness, and i don't think that turns on the trendies who comprise the mass market, hence sharp probably didn't see a big profit potential. can't beat it as a "personal mobile tool", though.
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post Jul 12 2005, 02:46 AM
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wouldn't sell mine for 500 today. would take more to replace it w/ at
least a 3000 and a wifi card. ...and then I'd have more storage-than I currently own-and a not nearly as good screen
(take 'em both on a picnic on a sunny day before you flame me, ok?)
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post Jul 12 2005, 06:42 AM
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QUOTE(lardman @ Jul 11 2005, 06:14 AM)
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usb otg


Full usb host actually afaik,


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I believe the specification is called USB 2.0 OTG (On The Go)

It includes the option for USB Host support. It is not full USB host, as the electrical specifications are a little different and the physical specifications are *really* different. (Using the mini-connectors - mini-a for host, and mini-b for client.)

It all works out about the same in the end, once you have an adapter.
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