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> No More Updates From Sharp For The Netwalker?
post Dec 13 2010, 09:14 PM
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I think we are reliving the great disappointments that we went through with the Sharp SL**** series. I have the SL5500, SL5600 and SL6000. They (Sharp) were real good for updates t the beginning, and then forgot we existed.

Maybe they are counting on the users to build their own versions of the OS and keep it updated???
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post Jan 1 2011, 02:34 PM
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Please re-read my post....

I said 'most'....I did not say 'all', there is a big difference between those 2 words....

So, yes, I am aware of the fact that the SL-5500 series was sold in USA....

A) I remember seeing them in the stores here in USA such as Office Depot, etc...usually, they were not working as people had played with them and parts were missing, but occasionally one worked and you could seen how they worked...

cool.gif The follow-up device the SL-5600 was sold at some places in USA too...

So, to clarify, after the portrait orientation devices, SL5x00 series, came the next set of Zaurii, the clamshell designs, which were not sold outside of Japan except by gray market exporters...hence, my statement that "most of the devices"....

Anyway, again my point was merely to point out that Sharp did not intend for MOST of the Zaurii to go outside of Japan and intended them to be mainly a combo of PDA and electronic dictionary devices. Therefore, why would Sharp provide upgrades and support for these devices for purposes they never sold them for nor intended them to be sold for?????

The fact that you, me, and a bunch of others here at OESF happened to enjoy playing around with Zaurii and using them as full fledged pocket Linux computers is irrelevant to Sharp....this does not mean that I would not have liked to see Sharp support the Zaurii with new model and upgrades of the kind we'd like to see for the older models, as of course, like everyone here, we would! However, my point was just to say that sadly this is a totally unrealistic expectation given the above....

Hope this is clearer now....

Feliz Ano Nuevo 2011!


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XE1UFO   No More Updates From Sharp For The Netwalker?   Dec 13 2010, 09:14 PM
ArchiMark   While I understand your point, I think you're ...   Dec 14 2010, 06:35 AM
XE1UFO   QUOTE(ArchiMark @ Dec 14 2010, 08:35 AM) ...   Jan 1 2011, 01:31 PM
koan   Netwalker wasn't sold outside of Japan, was it...   Jan 2 2011, 09:50 AM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(koan @ Jan 2 2011, 10:50 AM) Netwal...   Jan 2 2011, 11:24 AM
ptoki   Is there source code for netwalker specific kernel...   Jan 6 2011, 04:22 AM
ArchiMark   Please re-read my post.... I said 'most'....   Jan 1 2011, 02:34 PM
RX Shorty   I think so... it drops the keyboard settings and t...   Jan 8 2011, 07:55 AM
RX Shorty   Found something on a the sharp site. QUOTEOS with...   Jan 13 2011, 12:03 PM
RX Shorty   Time schedule provided. Update: May 2011 (availabl...   Jul 13 2011, 05:27 AM
RX Shorty   Well the support has security update.... We start...   Jul 19 2011, 02:36 PM
RX Shorty   And the last update on Ubuntu 9.04 from Sharp is o...   Jun 19 2012, 06:10 AM
Adam12   QUOTE(RX Shorty @ Jun 19 2012, 07:10 AM) ...   Aug 25 2012, 12:07 PM
ArchiMark   Yes, it's really a shame about the Zaurus seri...   Aug 25 2012, 08:08 PM
RX Shorty   I am still hoping for a real zaurii follow up... M...   Sep 1 2012, 01:45 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(RX Shorty @ Sep 1 2012, 02:45 PM) I...   Sep 1 2012, 03:36 PM
RX Shorty   Yeah I know... to bad   Sep 5 2012, 11:22 AM
relei   Hi, I heard that Golden Delicious want's to b...   Sep 21 2012, 08:25 AM
ArchiMark   Hmmm, interesting, Rene... In meantime, my curren...   Oct 8 2012, 06:07 PM

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