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post Aug 27 2009, 12:42 AM
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post Aug 27 2009, 12:00 PM
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I'm not too worried about microSDHC slot, it is the way of the future, even though SDHC is cheaper and widely available in huge capacities.

it's good as it shows potential but is too lacking, but where's the
* CF expansion slot - it was the making of the Z - OR, at least more USB - OR a miniPCI slot?
* why no 802.11N - maybe wifi is a miniPCIe?
* sufficient RAM - 512MB is not so bad but not really enough. hopefully it's an SODIMM?
* bluetooth (someone already pointed its lack)
* 3G as an option - or wimax - or something - see above for miniPCIe?
* 1-Seg or other digital TV tuner that might be reprogrammable for other purposes
* FM radio?

I'll think I'd wait for the revamp and up-spec model with better display etc.
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post Aug 27 2009, 10:14 PM
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Hi speculatrix,

QUOTE(speculatrix @ Aug 27 2009, 10:00 PM) *
I'm not too worried about microSDHC slot, it is the way of the future, even though SDHC is cheaper and widely available in huge capacities.

it's good as it shows potential but is too lacking, but where's the
* CF expansion slot - it was the making of the Z - OR, at least more USB - OR a miniPCI slot?

lets face it, I think CF is going to die ... painfull for me since I own some CF gadgets but thats the way
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* why no 802.11N - maybe wifi is a miniPCIe?

I agree if you like to use the extend range of N draft. Speed is not a problem for daily use. Copy a few MB over G or N based wireless makes not much a difference. However I would much more likely see a NIC
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* sufficient RAM - 512MB is not so bad but not really enough. hopefully it's an SODIMM?

Uhhh taking the form factor into account, the rather fact that they had to design some arm based think from scratch (nothing out of the shelf with many optional plugs to customize it to your needs) and the cost cutting consumer market I would not bet on that
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* bluetooth (someone already pointed its lack)

Yes that just stupid bluetooth circuits got so small today. I bet there would be plenty space at the display side to fiddle one of those circuits inside
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* 3G as an option - or wimax - or something - see above for miniPCIe?
* 1-Seg or other digital TV tuner that might be reprogrammable for other purposes
* FM radio?


I guess for that you have to see the Japanese market more clearly. Its amazing, where Europe still try to come up with expensive 3G service for executive business people, Japanese teenager are used to serve the net on there mobile phones where ever there are since long time already.
3-4 mobile phone companies are hardly fighting for each customer. However, unlike in Europe every company pops up with a own set of mobile phones. You are not going to by Nokia or Samsung or HTC but Docomo, Softbank or Emobile. Phones are OEM products produced for the individual companies. Some global players like HTC produce the same devices for Europe and rebrand them for the Japanese market but many other are really just produced for a single carrier in Japan.
Thus, as mobile Internet hit the market all companies merged it within there portfolio including there mobile phones... If you like to have 3G you likely will extend your mobile phone contract. Most of them offer different 3G USB sticks or other hardware for really heavy discounts.
I think sharp just decided not jump into that crazy war and does not include 3G since they expect that most Japanese customer have some form of 3G already and they like to save the cost on there own product
TV & Radio is the same ... most new generation Japanese mobile phones play TV already. Maybe Sharp is targeting another audience. Beside, Japanese TV and Radio System differs completely from the rest of the world. You would not have fun with an import device in Europe.
They state... ebook and dictionary would be key the features.
However, I still can see some usage as a dictionary but I heavily deny the idea of usage the device as an ebook reader

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
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tovarish   I have an HTC Advantage 7501 which has a 5 inch sc...   Aug 28 2009, 03:07 AM
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Snappy   Dang! Beat me to the N900 news! Between...   Aug 28 2009, 07:58 AM
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