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ZDevil
post Feb 19 2007, 02:59 AM
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Just learned about this upcoming Windows smartphone cool.gif

EM・ONE

Source: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/yamadaatmn/20070219/1171876371



Basic spec:
Release date: 31 March 2007
Operating system: Windows Mobile 5.0
Processor: Marvell PXA270 520MHz
Display: 4.1 inches W-VGA (800480) 16-bit color ASV lcd; Portrait<->Landscape modes ; touchscreen
Graphic chip: NVIDIA GoForceTM5500
Memory: Flash 512MB + SDRAM 128MB
Card: mini SD slot x 1
Connectivity: HSDPA 3.6Mbps ; IEEE802.11b/g ; Bluetooth; miniUSB (2.0?)
Input: qwerty keyboard, stylus
Audio: built-in speaker (stereo), microphone
Video-out: RGB adapter (sold separately)
Dimension: 140(W)70(H)18.9(D)mm
Weight: 250g
Camera: 131 mega pixel CMOS w/ video recording
Battery duration: about 4 hours

(Is this the successor of W-Zero3 by Sharp?)

... Looks super cool! If this can run Linux ....

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danboid
post Feb 19 2007, 08:12 AM
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dumb dumb dumb dumb

stoopid stoopid stooooooooooooooopid Sharp!

Why oh why oh why? Somebody please explain the current sick fad of this slide out keyboard form factor?! I can summarise my extreme disappointment in 2 words

CLAMSHELL

LINUX!!!

PS

Also, you should hire sash, Meanie, Mickey, Koen, hrw, Maslovsky already and pay me too wink.gif
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kahm
post Feb 19 2007, 08:18 AM
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Holy hell in a handbasket!

Why, oh why couldn't Sharp put those guts in a clamshell for us ;_;

That's a very nicely spec'd device, indeed...
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post Feb 19 2007, 09:05 AM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Feb 19 2007, 12:59 PM)
Camera: 131 mega pixel CMOS w/ video recording
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Correction: 1.31 mega pixel camera
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post Feb 19 2007, 09:40 AM
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Nice one man, i dunno how i missed your post..good stuff smile.gif
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post Feb 19 2007, 09:42 AM
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Ya... I want Linux on that.
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post Feb 19 2007, 09:43 AM
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If they could release this in clamshell form with a larger internal flash drive (4GB+) and an ARM11 CPU then we will have our Zaurus successor. These hi-res screens are great but they get scratched so easily without the protection the clamshell design brings. The clamshell design also brings the ability to adjust the angle of the screen. A potentially fantastic machine wasted on a trite excuse for an OS and form factor
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post Feb 19 2007, 12:08 PM
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QUOTE(danboid @ Feb 19 2007, 09:43 AM)
If they could release this in clamshell form with a larger internal flash drive (4GB+) and an ARM11 CPU then we will have our Zaurus successor. These hi-res screens are great but they get scratched so easily without the protection the clamshell design brings. The clamshell design also brings the ability to adjust the angle of the screen. A potentially fantastic machine wasted on a trite excuse for an OS and form factor
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Perhaps I just need to get my hands on a clam shell to see the benefits. I own a SL-5500 and a SL-6000, and I love them. I use an IR keyboard and can touch type. The clam shell (pick any of them) keyboards look too small to touch type. And if they are, I don't see the point. (yes the SL series have a thumb keyboard, and it is S-L-O-W).

Anyone live in Ottawa (Canada) who will let me touch (and hold) their wonderful clam shell Zaurus?

Craig...
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post Feb 19 2007, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE(cvmiller @ Feb 19 2007, 08:08 PM)
I use an IR keyboard and can touch type. The clam shell (pick any of them) keyboards look too small to touch type. And if they are, I don't see the point.

No you cannot touch type on the the clam shell keyboards. If you're holding the machine then you use your thumbs to type, if you have the machine on a stable surface then you can peck at it with your fingers. The advantage of an onboard keyboard is that you can use it anywhere. When I'm travelling on train/bus it's pretty difficult to whip out an IR keyboard and start typing. Carrying around an IR keyboard also presents its own logistics problem.
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post Feb 19 2007, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE(ZDevil @ Feb 19 2007, 05:59 AM)
Battery duration: about 4 hours
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Yikes!
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post Feb 19 2007, 04:21 PM
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QUOTE(desertrat @ Feb 19 2007, 05:22 PM)
No you cannot touch type on the the clam shell keyboards.


OMG, you are making me recall the never ending debate on the HP 200LX BBS with those glue sniffing idiots who would swear to their grave that they were touch typing on their 200LX. The PSION's were probably some of the nicer small keyboards and even they would not even come close to touch typing. ohmy.gif
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post Feb 19 2007, 08:53 PM
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QUOTE(desertrat @ Feb 19 2007, 05:22 PM)
QUOTE(cvmiller @ Feb 19 2007, 08:08 PM)
I use an IR keyboard and can touch type. The clam shell (pick any of them) keyboards look too small to touch type. And if they are, I don't see the point.

No you cannot touch type on the the clam shell keyboards. If you're holding the machine then you use your thumbs to type, if you have the machine on a stable surface then you can peck at it with your fingers. The advantage of an onboard keyboard is that you can use it anywhere. When I'm travelling on train/bus it's pretty difficult to whip out an IR keyboard and start typing. Carrying around an IR keyboard also presents its own logistics problem.
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On a relatively stable surface I can use 4 fingers and a thumb pretty quick. The keyboard layout is just different enough from North American standard Qwerty that it's best to slow down anyway.
Craig, if you're an sf fan, I'll have my C860 at the Ad Astra convention in Toronto the first weekend of March ... it's been a couple decades since I got down to Ottawa though.
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post Feb 20 2007, 02:19 AM
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that goforce chipset sounds nice, and the vga out could be handy

keyboard wise i think the mebrane ones we see suck but it is small.

i dont really see the advantage the clamshell has over the slide mechnism. however if you addeda ahinge to what they are offering (so you can slide it up to the top then fold it down like a clamshell) then i would be sold on the idea
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post Feb 20 2007, 06:54 AM
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I'm kinda with Da Blitz on the sliding thingie, that I cannot really see an advantage that the clamshell has over the sliding mechanism when both are ultimately thumbing devices.

The few times I positioned my c1000 in laptop mode, the screen slowly snapped to the full open position, with a loud resounding 'click'!

If there is some way to get it in Asia, I might give this emOne a go ... since my c1000 is out of action and I'm ... ahhh ... really finding the 5500 trying ... tongue.gif

The 4.1" screen is tasty as well ... and I agree that if that was running linux, it would have been perfect!

Options, options ....
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post Feb 20 2007, 07:47 AM
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Ok - so let's review.

Sharp managed to f**k up the best two things it ever did which are clam handheld with Linux and in return for taking that away we are rewarded with Windows Mobile and stupid camera?

I'm sorry but all the memory and connectivity options in the world can not compensate - I'm soo pissed I hope Sharp goes bancrupt (I also feel like throwing my Aquos through the window).
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