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post Aug 27 2009, 12:42 AM
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post Aug 27 2009, 12:52 AM
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Sitting here in Japan with all those gadgets and goodies around... I was still silently crying at night, since my Zaurus (Akita) never was working as I aspect it.

Bought it shortly before Sharp officially announced the death of Zaurus and played around with all those different distribution I was never really happy with it. Coming from Psion I was really annoyed to ride again a dead horse and I was loosing interest in clamshell keyboard PDAs recently.

We all accept Zaurus is discontinued but it seems Sharp start to think different
The Netbook market brings a lot of movement and a little geekish market starts to become more and more mainstream. This means more and more potential customers... music in the ears of every sales manager.

TODAYS BIG SURPRISE !!!! THERE IS A NEW ZAURUS !!!!!!



O.k. the do not call it Zaurus anymore but it is clearly inspired by its predecessor.
Yes, someone might say its not a Zaurus but more a crossbread between a Netbook and a Zaurus, but it has some potential which let it stick out of the generic netbook market.

All infos can be found at

http://sharp-world.com/corporate/news/090827.html

The specs read nice. Many features are available which were missing or limited for Zaurus. No official price yet, but rumors in Japan and some logical thinking says we could expect a price around that of a standard netbook.

Model name: PC-Z1-W/-B/-R
Installed OS: Linux/Ubuntu 9.04 (Smartbook Remix ARM-based, Sharp customized version)
LCD: 5-inch, widescreen TFT LCD (Wide-SVGA resolution, LED backlit, touch-screen)
CPU: i.MX51 multimedia applications processor manufactured by Freescale Semiconductor
Main memory: 512 MB (fixed)
Input devices: 68-key keyboard (key pitch: approx. 14 mm; key stroke: approx. 0.8 mm),Quick Launch button
Pointing device: Optical pointer (optical pointing device), touch-screen
Storage memory: Approx. 4 GB flash memory (user area: approx. 2 GB)
Communications function: Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g compatible)
Card slot: microSD Memory Card/microSDHC Memory Card x 1 (16 GB max.)
Interfaces: Headphone output (stereo mini-jack) x 1, USB x 1, miniUSB x1
Battery operating time: Approx. 10 hours
Dimensions / Weight: Approx. 161.4 (W) x 108.7 (D) x 19.7–24.8 (H) mm /Approx. 409 grams
Main software:
Browser: Firefox®
Flash plug-in: Adobe® Flash® LiteTM
Mail: ThunderbirdTM
Integrated software: OpenOffice.org
Schedule management: Sunbird®
Graphics: OpenOffice.org 3.0 Drawing
Audio & video: Totem Video Player
Accessory: gedit Text Editor
Other: Document Viewer

Unfortunately the do not state what means USB 2.0 compatible for them. Bluetooth seems to be missing as well and the CF slot is gone... which is bad if you still have Wifi, GPS or other CF-cards laying around.

However, keep your money together! Don't buy a crapy WinXP Netbooks and stay tuned...

Greetings

Zuse
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fpp   Zaurus Is Dead .... Long Living Zaurus Aka Pc-z1   Aug 27 2009, 12:42 AM
Zuse   Sitting here in Japan with all those gadgets and g...   Aug 27 2009, 12:52 AM
tovarish   Looks nice except that it doesnt have a swivel scr...   Aug 27 2009, 02:15 AM
Snappy   Also on Engadget ... http://www.engadget.com/2009...   Aug 27 2009, 04:37 AM
InSearchOf   *3 Topics Merged* Late   Aug 27 2009, 05:12 AM
Meyer   This is an answer to prayer!   Aug 27 2009, 06:06 AM
Snappy   Did you hear something? What's that? 10 hour...   Aug 27 2009, 08:11 AM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(Snappy @ Aug 27 2009, 12:11 PM) EDI...   Aug 27 2009, 08:55 AM
speculatrix   I'm not too worried about microSDHC slot, it i...   Aug 27 2009, 12:00 PM
Zuse   Hi speculatrix, QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 27 2...   Aug 27 2009, 10:14 PM
amrein   Well, I won't buy this new Sharp device. Why? ...   Aug 27 2009, 12:27 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(amrein @ Aug 27 2009, 01:27 PM) Wel...   Aug 27 2009, 07:32 PM
Zuse   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Aug 28 2009, 05:32 AM) ...   Aug 27 2009, 10:17 PM
sds   I suspect this device is a no-go for both the US a...   Aug 27 2009, 10:52 PM
cortez   I suggest a group buy, like we did before (long ag...   Aug 28 2009, 01:32 AM
zmiq2   Uhm... this post seems to be a hot one for these t...   Aug 28 2009, 01:38 AM
tovarish   I have an HTC Advantage 7501 which has a 5 inch sc...   Aug 28 2009, 03:07 AM
TheWalt   I'm personally between the Umid M1, Nokia N900...   Aug 28 2009, 05:44 AM
Snappy   Dang! Beat me to the N900 news! Between...   Aug 28 2009, 07:58 AM
speculatrix   LFD report the PC-Zaurus1, er, PC-Z1, will be US...   Aug 30 2009, 01:38 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 30 2009, 02:38 PM...   Aug 31 2009, 08:08 PM
spaul   Anyone remember the website in Japan that would sh...   Sep 3 2009, 04:02 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(spaul @ Sep 3 2009, 05:02 PM) Anyon...   Sep 3 2009, 04:05 PM
dougeeebear   I had good luck with conics.net   Sep 4 2009, 06:28 AM
spaul   Thats it, Pricejapan, thanks AM   Sep 4 2009, 07:19 AM
Ling   At $568 I don't think they'll sell ma...   Sep 6 2009, 05:28 AM
fpp   Unfortunately the first reviews are really bad... ...   Sep 6 2009, 09:37 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(fpp @ Sep 6 2009, 10:37 AM) Unfortu...   Sep 16 2009, 03:48 PM
apink   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Sep 16 2009, 04:48 PM) ...   Sep 16 2009, 04:30 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(apink @ Sep 16 2009, 05:30 PM) QUOT...   Sep 16 2009, 05:48 PM
fpp   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Sep 16 2009, 03:48 PM) ...   Sep 17 2009, 09:53 AM
fpp   A somewhat more balanced review, in good English t...   Sep 30 2009, 02:56 AM
ArchiMark   FYI, today, I received my Netwalker (Black) from ...   Dec 16 2009, 08:13 PM
speculatrix   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 17 2009, 04:13 AM) ...   Dec 17 2009, 04:59 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(speculatrix @ Dec 17 2009, 04:59 AM...   Dec 17 2009, 06:25 AM
scottlfa   Picked up a N900 for $425 US, mint. Love the...   Feb 12 2010, 01:14 PM
ArchiMark   FWIW, I got a N900 recently and even though I was ...   May 23 2010, 06:49 PM
RX Shorty   Ahh yes, I am waiting for the N9, but getting my N...   May 24 2010, 07:34 AM


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