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> Em・one, Yet another Z replacement??
ZDevil
post Feb 22 2007, 11:01 AM
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(Lifting an amorphous gear in one hand, sinking into the pocket with another hand; chanting solemnly)
To clam, or not to clam: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the hand to suffer
The nuts and bolts of outrageous innovation,
Or to spend a fortune on a sea of penguins,
And by opposing end them?
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post Feb 22 2007, 11:21 AM
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LOL

That's clever, really clever.
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post Feb 22 2007, 05:38 PM
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post Feb 26 2007, 03:20 AM
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copied from the closed alternate thread:
QUOTE(nilch @ Feb 19 2007, 05:07 PM)
The only new novelty that I can find (Kudos to Sharp for still having some design chops that they started with the Zaurus) is the Dual Sliding thingie on a smartphone.
(or maybe I have missed any such earlier devices)
Here are some nice photos of the dual sliding action.
http://www.engadget.com/photos/sharps-em-o...nd-wifi/162942/
(So sharp really did ditch the Zaurus line in favour of the Pocket PC platform based PDA/Smartphone combo)
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I believe the Nokia N95 has a two-way slider - slide the back down relative to front to get number pad, up to get media controls.

the em-one is pretty nifty.
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post Apr 7 2007, 06:21 AM
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Can't help but drool over the demo ...

http://www.sharp.co.jp/em/s01sh/
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post May 18 2007, 01:44 PM
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Here's a hands-on mini review from a poster over at Internet Tablet Talk. He seems to be impressed with the device compared with the Nokia N800 & 770:

I just got back from a 2 week business trip in Japan, and was able to see the launch of the Sharp EM-ONE. There was a massive display and marketing push at the huge Yodabashi Camera store in Akihabara. Some observations...unfortunately my camera was back at the hotel.
(Note: I had a 770 and currently have an N800)

- The form factor feels better than the N800. The N800 to me is too slick due to the rounded edges (I also prefer the feel of the 770 over the N800). The weight, width and height feel similar to the N800, but is thicker due to the keyboard. I didn't find it to be too thick and could easily slip into a similar pocket as the N800.

1) The screen is comparable to the N800, and the NVidia video chipset is fast. Videos played full screen (using WM6) with no stuttering. Photos looked good.

2) Apps launched fast. Overall, I think the CPU felt faster than the N800.

3) Windows Mobile 5 is the OS. In my opinion, this is a much better mobile OS than the current version of Maemo. As stated on ITT, there are so many details with the the N800 interface and apps that just don't work correctly.

4) ActiveSync - WM5 syncs with Outlook and I can have all my calendars and mail there.

5) The browser was fast and the experience was similar to the N800. I didn't get to try YouTube videos though.

6) Full QWERTY Hardware Keyboard. There is an on-screen keyboard, but the vertical sliding keyboard was pretty nice to use and easy to type on.

7) 1.3 Megapixel camera. Sliding the keyboard horizontal turns the unit into a 1.3MP camera. It worked well and the pictures were not bad.

Basically that Sharp device looks like a N800 done right : no more messy and clunky Linux interface, real video playback capabilities, much better text input.
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post May 18 2007, 07:07 PM
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- Not sure I like miniSD as the only aux storage option, nor even the fact that it's a phone. Better to have BT and a dedicated phone in your pocket for link-up than try to stuff everything in one device. In the US that locks you to a carrier ... big black mark.
- That keyboard looks about goofy as well. One would be forced to use it like an oversized thumb board. Bogus. The clamshell Zs are usable either way, table top or two thumbs, equally well. Also doesn't mention backlighting on the keys, or I missed it. I miss that terribly on the Z line, but at least I can position the display to shine on the keys in the dark. Not so this thing.
- Then it runs Winbloze. Biggest drawback of all, but if it's flashable that'll be corrected in the long run.
- All in all it looks like something designed for people who don't know what a pocket computer is. They just want some fancy doo-dad and don't care that their insecure uber-multi-phone is spreading viruses and trojans via an ad-hoc mesh network to hundreds of millions of systems wordwide.
- I'll keep my Linux, thanks...
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