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zmiq2
post Apr 14 2008, 01:38 AM
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Hey, take a look at this Sharp device !


Specs:

At just 470g and with a size of 84x188x25.9mm, here's a stunning device running 1GB of RAM, 40GB of HDD, a Centrino Atom Z520 (1.33GHz), 5 touch screen (1024x600) LCD with LED Backlight, a full keyboard with PHS support, as well as Wifi B/G and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. Our D4 also has a 2Mpix video camera and runs Windows Vista Home Premium.


http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-15825...wered+UMPC.html

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post Apr 14 2008, 02:01 AM
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spectacular!

I hope they don't simlock it the way they did with the sharp em-one (whose wifi was unusable if you don't own an active(contract) em-one SIM card).

Any info about availability?

eeerrr... any info about price?
(is sooooooo nice! wub.gif )
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post Apr 14 2008, 03:02 AM
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The form-factor looks almost perfect to me. I hope they will sell also it outside of Japan. Any chance to see to get this in a regular store in Europe?
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post Apr 14 2008, 04:53 AM
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Here is a spec page from umpcportal: http://www.umpcportal.com/products/product.php?id=191

Akibahra says it runs a little slow with Vista.

Now if only it could run linux too, it would seem near perfect to me. smile.gif

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post Apr 14 2008, 08:14 AM
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Put me down for 2.....

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More info on Sharp's site:

Sharp Willcom Site

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post Apr 14 2008, 09:12 AM
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What are the chances of them releasing it internationally? (ie with GSM)
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post Apr 14 2008, 09:31 AM
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more on engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/14/willcom...nto-our-hearts/
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post Apr 14 2008, 10:04 AM
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- This is EXACTLY what I've been waiting for!! Soon as ANY Linux distro is ported to this thing I'll be hocking whatever I have to to get one. I wouldn't even boot it with winbloze on it ... waste of a stunningly awesome piece of hardware.
- Ooooo. I'm all shivvery!
- SIM lock sounds like a buzz kill.
- Ooooo. I'm still all shivvery!!
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post Apr 14 2008, 11:13 AM
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I'm suprised by the excitement over this. rolleyes.gif

The dimensions on this make it a full third longer than a c1000/3x00. The thinkness is about the same as those models which in my opinion was too thick in the first place. It weighs ~170g more than a C3200 and ~190g more than a C1000.

Vista is a horrible choice for the OS and is going to cause a ton of problems for the consumers, Willcom and Sharp. I bet there will be many returns of these once the consumers see the glacial performance that Vista will give them. A MID should be running a lightweight OS not desktop bloatware! mad.gif

For Sharp to impress me, they are going to have to do better.

Next time Thinner, Lighter, Smaller, Linux; you got it Sharp? dry.gif
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post Apr 14 2008, 12:15 PM
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coverage has hit The Register:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/04/14/sh...com_atom_first/

it does look a bit chunky, now the figures are in. despite what The Reg say, the N810 has little to fear, this is a very different beast! It looks to be a sub-ultra-portable rather than a pocketable - the n800 *will* fit into my coat inside pocket, just. This thing would probably rip the pocket out before smashing to the ground!
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post Apr 14 2008, 01:07 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Apr 14 2008, 08:15 PM) *
coverage has hit The Register
This thing would probably rip the pocket out before smashing to the ground!
The reg is calling this a "handset" blink.gif
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post Apr 14 2008, 01:17 PM
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http://dfj-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=923
a mere US$1540 with free worldwide shipping.
the fujitsu U810 seems better value!
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post Apr 14 2008, 05:00 PM
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hi all !
i know this site ( www.dfj-store.com )
My sharp ZAURUS Sl-C3200 come from this site. Amazing service ! (4 days shipping !)
And very friendly people.

ADMINS NOTE: the person who posted this is not independent. please read follow-up posts.
Reason for edit: important note about lack of independence.
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post Apr 14 2008, 10:06 PM
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QUOTE(loloc @ Apr 15 2008, 03:00 AM) *
hi all !
i know this site ( www.dfj-store.com )
My sharp ZAURUS Sl-C3200 come from this site. Amazing service ! (4 days shipping !)
And very friendly people.


You mean "own" this site ... . Speaking of a new way to spread spam ...

Be careful what you buy there !!!
I ordered a u810 and received a U50X (no bluetooth and no camera).
Then I was promised a partial refund, I even removed negative feedback on ebay, but never received anything ...

People may be friendly, but not honest ...

Chero.
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post Apr 15 2008, 04:58 AM
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At the risk of boring, I'd say (again) that all the technical wizardry in the world cramming bling OSs into small spaces is unimpressive compared with instant-on. God knows how long it would take a device like that to boot Windows - and with 1Gb RAM, even unhibernating will be too irritatingly slow to use it as a PDA, like you can use a Zaurus or a Psion, or... We still need the new generation of instant-on super-PDA to replace the Zaurus.
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