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post Apr 10 2010, 10:55 AM
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A surprise move from Sharp: the long-awaited (by some) successor to the Zaurus, a new clamshell "MID" running Android, with a beautiful 5" 960x480 screen, a Snapdragon CPU and plenty of goodies:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/30/sharp-i...-au-to-android/

Engadget goes "meh", which is a pretty good omen in my book :-)

Also there will be a "developer-friendly" version dubbed DK01 where the OS is replaceable. Maybe we will see Maemo, Mer and/or Meego on it ?

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Omicron
post Aug 1 2011, 05:30 PM
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Did anyone get the Sharp IS01 and try it out first hand?

Just curious what the hands on impressions were.

UPDATE: oops, just realized this thread is over a year old... but then again, still a valid question I guess.... hopefully the IS01 was upgradable from snapdragon to latest.
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post Aug 1 2011, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(Omicron @ Aug 1 2011, 06:30 PM) *
Did anyone get the Sharp IS01 and try it out first hand?

Just curious what the hands on impressions were.

UPDATE: oops, just realized this thread is over a year old... but then again, still a valid question I guess.... hopefully the IS01 was upgradable from snapdragon to latest.

I doubt you can upgrade the snapdragon processor to something else. Most, if not all mobile devices are specially designed so they can be so small. It is a system-on-a-chip anyway.

I took a look at it while I was in Japan last year. It didn't really impress me that much. One cool thing is it IS a phone provided you use a bluetooth headset. I still want a larger screen if I am going to have a clamshell portable.
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