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Hydraulix
I googled sl-c3200 and found a site that mentions a new Zaurus that might be coming out next month. Anyone have any info or anything on this?


Here's that site...

http://216.239.37.104/translate_c?hl=en&u=...%3Doff%26sa%3DG
ashikase
Reading through the discussion at that link, it pretty much boils down to "I heard from a guy at a store...", followed by an argument about not being able to backup the information. In other words, no real basis, mostly speculation and rumor.

This doesn't mean it's not true, but, as always, I'd recommend caution before getting any hopes up.

- ashikase
- anpachi, gifu, japan
Cresho
I just sold my c-1000 and i fall back to my sl-5500. I did miss my old machine. This is great news or roomer depending what exactly sharp is or not going to do. I can't wait! I have 1200 dollars saved up for the next zaurus.
Streamline
Here we go again smile.gif this brings back fond memories of last years Discussion on a similar subject smile.gif
bluedevils
Stephen,

that's not a denial or confirmation or even a "I don't know".....

we look to you and trisoft to keep us sane.

BTW the last time we had rumour with an actual model number I think was the sl-c3100. That was a little more concrete. The rumour came from a sharp program (photo storage?) that checked to see if it was a 3100 or 3000.
bam
actually upon ripping some programs apart I did see a reference to a SL-C3500
xjqian
QUOTE(bam @ Feb 27 2006, 01:10 AM)
actually upon ripping some programs apart I did see a reference to a SL-C3500
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Any idea on what kind of upgrade the "0400" difference could buy? Let's take the previous 3000 vs. 3100 case as the basis for speculation.
bam
hopefully wifi+bt and 256mb rom and at least 128mb ram, maybe a 624MHz processor and 2.6 kernel(oh wait I am obviously dreaming now)
TRIsoft
Look what i found in my fortune cookie today:
QUOTE
Confucius says:
March, 7th  may bring enlightment  laugh.gif
Streamline
Strange thats what my fortune cookie said wonder if we can trust it since we got the same. smile.gif
bluedevils
oh boy. I would guess this would be more evolutinary than revolutionary because of the model number. So let's take a 3100 and guess from there. Maybe it is just a software upgrade like the 860 was from the 760.
Streamline
Maybe dual operating system windows mobile/ Linux smile.gif
zmiq2
uhm... at least a long awaited news for the zaurus geeks around... I've waited months from last announcement, I can sure wait for one week and a half more.

Now I see a reason for living till March 7th ! ;-)

And I hope the future will bring us lots of joy, wifi/bt/2.6/RAM/ROM/UMTS for us techno-addics.

Stephen, when asked again, does conficius say anything else, even in chinese (many folks in this forum can help in the translation).
bam
hmmmz time to start saving....

I bet sashz and maslovsky are saying "crap, I just polished off pdax and cacko for the 3100, now another model!"
Cresho
I CAN'T WAIT!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!I CAN'T WAIT!!!

FOR THE MEAN TIME, LOOK WHAT CONFUCIOUS TOLD ME!!!!!!




Confucius Say...Secretary not permanent fixture until screwed on top of desk
bluedevils
my latest guess is an 8GB version of the 3100
bam
QUOTE(Cresho @ Feb 27 2006, 11:02 AM)
I CAN'T WAIT!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!I CAN'T WAIT!!!

FOR THE MEAN TIME, LOOK WHAT CONFUCIOUS TOLD ME!!!!!!




Confucius Say...Secretary not permanent fixture until screwed on top of desk
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laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

hey found my quote of the day....
giryan
Oh I do hope this isn't true, I'd at least like to get my hands on my 3100 before it's superceeded wink.gif

it's in the US at the moment, and will be flying in with my uncle about the middle of the month, so if thay could wait till then that'd be great laugh.gif
gr8ful
The only thing the Zaurus truly lacks is wifi and bt as far as I'm concerned. I'd love to see a 4" lcd, faster cpu, more memory and even a kernel bump to 2.6.x, but this would be icing on the cake.

So, I'll settle for wifi, bt and a refreshening of the Sharp supplied applications.
Streamline
This has certainly sparked the forum interest today smile.gif How about a Dual core Zaurus that would be nice smile.gif
bluedevils
You'll need dual core if you are using translucent windows and shadows or openoffice (and more ram).
andresgriego
I'll bet $20 it's just a HDD upgrade and maybe RAM to 128MB, there really isn't much else to do with the current clamshell package.

I will be really choked if the SL-C3200 has 800x600 or something like that, or if the display was upgraded to an organic LED type. Sharp is big on LCDs.

I doubt we will see anything too new in this generation. (I hope!)
gr8ful
QUOTE(Streamline @ Feb 27 2006, 03:51 PM)
This has certainly sparked the forum interest today smile.gif How about a Dual core Zaurus that would be nice smile.gif
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Now you're talkin'. If were going to talk abour rumors let's make it a big one.

Dual core Zaurus running a full desktop linux
Fuel cell capable of 7 days with wifi use
60GB drive
3-D lcd
Integrated camera capable of video conferencing over wifi or phone (CF card)
VOIP capable
bio-metric fingerprint reader
all wrapped in a beautiful .5 inch thick, ultra light, polyresin case

Oh yeah, through in the "kitchensync".
Cresho
There is always an improvement to be made on something. A few months ago, I saw a convention where a guy pulled out a wallet and opened it up, he he pulled a silk cloth from one of the pockets and expanded it. this was the organic screen. On the lower half, light transmited a keyboard luminating keys of light on to the table. crazy stuff.

But for the sharp-

a bigger screen like the one used on the sl-6000 (which many say is much better than the current c-1000 and up) with brightness and contrast control.

Bluetooth and wifi(i hear these are not used in japan that much and this is why we dont have them built in.)

256-500 of internal memory

8gb inernal cf drive

2gb and up sd card drivers

gps probably as an option

dobule the capacity of battery lithium

thinner? could this be possible?

of course this is just speculation.
Streamline
Now we are getting somewhere thsi is the dreams I was looking for smile.gif
bluedevils
Most of those specs will be covered by UMPC tablets that are going to be announced soon. We will see how the Z will fairs against those.
speculatrix
I dunno if anyone's noticed but linux for the HTC universal has made progress, i.e. they've got linux booting off SD card, with graphical console.

If they continue to make progress, I can see that the HTC uni will be what we zaurians have been waiting for!
zmiq2
So, could the surprise be linux-qtopia running on a slightly modified sharp w-zero3 ??

http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/13/sharp-w...o3-mini-review/

Certainly, having the nokia 770 already in stores and the soon to be announced origamis, we are living nice times now. The desert has finished !
Mac
oh god I would sell my mother for a 3100 with built in wifi/bt and bigger screen, I hope Sharp is reading these forums ;-)
Raul
The difference in model number seems small. I would guess it will have wifi inside. Maybe 128 mb of ram. Bigger screen? I wish, but it won't happen.
speculatrix
QUOTE(Mac @ Feb 28 2006, 01:21 PM)
oh god I would sell my mother for a 3100 with built in wifi/bt and bigger screen, I hope Sharp is reading these forums ;-)
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Well, AlbertR has successfully implanted these into a 1000, so depending on how much your mother is worth, he might be willing to supply a modified 3100!!!

Please post photos of said mother along with roadworthyness certificate cool.gif
Paul
Ferret-Simpson
Hey, I could sure go for one of those! even the C1000 (Only CF card I use is memory or a GPRS data card - with wifi, bt, and the faster SD slot on the C1k, I could just use that)

Hmm. . . Bluetooth drivers on Linux are NO WAY as ready as on WinMobile, for example, only on the very latest Affix packages (Not available for Zaurus) is there Headset support. Another porting challenge! Latest version of Affix to Z! hehehe

Might get inbuilt wifi. . The 6000's had it (some of.)
Which was the Universal? The I-mate JasJar clamshell-type?

I predict. . .

PXA270-520
128mb SDRAM
128mb ROM
4gb Microdrive to 8gb Microdrive (8 gig unlikely still quite expensive ATM)
802.11a/b/g (11mbps)
3.7" clamshell CG
Black casing (If not, i WILL just paint it, like the pink one)
1800mAh battery (removable)
USB OTG
Bluetooth Class 2 (10m)
Silkscreened Keyboard
Touch-sensing digitiser
Silk-screen function buttons
Same crap stylus as on all others (I use a Treo stylus, you know, the Steel-bodied ones with the plastic tip and the sharpened spike under the endcap. . . Doesn't everyone use em?)

What I'd LIKE: a 1.3mp camera. Can't be assed to carry a webcam round with me. Any way you can transplant one of Those into a zaurus? (e.g, off a nokia)
kidding. . .

AlbertR! Price me up XD
mandjab
Zaurus of my dreams.

Same like the 3100 with :
Wifi & Bt and a bigger screen 4". rolleyes.gif
also a mic for record meetings

Yeah YEAH YEAH !!! I'm waiting for you.
Ferret-Simpson
QUOTE(mandjab @ Feb 28 2006, 10:18 PM)
Zaurus of my dreams.

Same like the 3100 with :
Wifi & Bt and a bigger screen 4". rolleyes.gif
also a mic for record meetings

Yeah YEAH YEAH !!! I'm waiting for you.
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Waiiiiiit. . . SL-CXXXX don;t have Microphones? My 5600 has a microphone! and you can attach one to the 5500!

Looks like another job for. . SUPERALBERT! XD

No really, I hail you. You are a genius.
km2783
I told you something new would come out shortly after I purchased my 3100.

You're welcome tongue.gif

Such is the life of the gizmo obsessed.
zmiq2
This year seems to be the light tablet year:

* tomorrow, more info on micro$$oft's origami project
* next week, new zaurus
* this month, the cPC will be available
* this year, expect a revamped Nokia 770, OQO, Flybook and maybe a new Sony U?

So be prepared to order your prefered and definitive ultimate pda/minipc, to find next week a new option in your buying list. For me it's being very tough to still be with my already outdate sl-c750, but I can't miss next shot.
SadaraX
QUOTE(bam @ Feb 27 2006, 02:19 AM)
hopefully wifi+bt and 256mb rom and at least 128mb ram, maybe a 624MHz processor and 2.6 kernel(oh wait I am obviously dreaming now)
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We can all dream of a perfect world ...
Cresho
speaking of the perfect world, here is mines.

Just waiting for that perfect zaurus in the meantime.

bam
ok Cresho, thats disgusting, clean neat and everything in order
adf
the 3100 has a mic. (though there seems to be a problem using it in pdax atm).

Wouldn't it be better to pay some talented electro-surgeon to upgrade an existing 1k/3100 to spec then to buy another Z?
Cresho
QUOTE(bam @ Mar 1 2006, 12:06 PM)
ok Cresho, thats disgusting, clean neat and everything in order
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I thought you'd like it! laugh.gif
Antikx
QUOTE(Cresho @ Mar 1 2006, 01:47 PM)
speaking of the perfect world, here is mines.


Totoro!!!!!
Ferret-Simpson
Depends. If vthe 3200/3500 has any sort of RF communication ON THE BOARD, then it's worth it for most people.

yasee, I found Albert's website, and his Mod would replace the Hard disk in a 3100/3000 (hence why there's no point in using a 3100 for Alberts mod, unless you like black)

Although you all already knew that. XD

So, the advantage of a new zaurus with onboard connectivity (Even just one of Wifi OR bluetooth) is that it free's up expansion. Either the internal CF Microdrive slot, with an AlbertR hack, or a CF slot in normal use.

heh, if the Linux BlueTooth implementations were as good as the Windows drivers, then Sharp would make a MINT in the US/UK on the zaurus with inbuilt RF.

Unfortunately, unless Sharp want to seriously spend revenue on an open-source project, or the BlueZ or Affix drivers suddenly become as fullfunctional and easy to use as. . for example, the SCSI, IDE and Network drivers in the kernel, We're boned on that. Might one day get wifi if we're lucky!
zmiq2
cresho, that setup is really di$$apointing. m$ winblows on that superb setup is something I can''t really understand, like driving a ferrari with a lock in the 1st gear position, like using a Concorde just to go buy groceries, like ....
Cresho
QUOTE(bam @ Mar 1 2006, 12:06 PM)
ok Cresho, thats disgusting, clean neat and everything in order
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QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 2 2006, 12:38 AM)
cresho, that setup is really di$$apointing. m$ winblows on that superb setup is something I can''t really understand, like driving a ferrari with a lock in the 1st gear position, like using a Concorde just to go buy groceries, like ....
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YOU TWO GUYS!!!!!!!!!

jesus i can't believe im doing this.

check out my ubuntu operating system..................and eat garbage!!!!! cool.gif

chiark
QUOTE(Mac @ Feb 28 2006, 01:21 PM)
I hope Sharp is reading these forums ;-)
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I hope your mother isn't wink.gif biggrin.gif

I await the 7th with slight anticipation, and some trepidation as I feel it could be a letdown. I hope for a faster processor (to allow UAE to run smoother) and a bigger screen. More RAM would be good, but hey, give me the bigger screen and I'll be ordering biggrin.gif
zmiq2
cresho, now you are the man, the star that inspire us in the right path: big $$ on computer stuff which we don't care if it gets dirty after linux hacking all night long; and always looking for the next toy; you know the adaggio, right: what's the diference between a kid and a man: the price of his toys !

Nice pictures !
adf
A). was that an Alaska Amber glass?

B ). you sure you weren't running ubuntu in "live" mode? All we see is gdm with a standard greeter smile.gif

bummer about the mod needing so much space. guess I better comile a kernel use that usb wireless.... with a long wire to put the dongle in my shirt pocket.
silencer51
Cresho, that's an incredible setup you 've got there! Congrats! :-)

I especially like the Star Trek TOS wallpaper (prolly from The Wrath of Khan?)
bam
QUOTE(Cresho @ Mar 2 2006, 03:19 AM)
QUOTE(bam @ Mar 1 2006, 12:06 PM)
ok Cresho, thats disgusting, clean neat and everything in order
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QUOTE(zmiq2 @ Mar 2 2006, 12:38 AM)
cresho, that setup is really di$$apointing. m$ winblows on that superb setup is something I can''t really understand, like driving a ferrari with a lock in the 1st gear position, like using a Concorde just to go buy groceries, like ....
*



YOU TWO GUYS!!!!!!!!!

jesus i can't believe im doing this.

check out my ubuntu operating system..................and eat garbage!!!!! cool.gif


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its dirty, frikkin' cool, now thats a desktop! Whut! Whut is that? a live cd? or did you really install ubuntu?
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