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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2006, 01:36:00 am »
if this is the "next gen" zaurus, it will be a step backwards(well a fews steps)
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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 11:12:50 am »
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update- I can already see it does not run qtopia.
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Well, if it ain't running Qtopia, it ain't a Zaurus, full stop.  

At least if it isn't open in some way like Qtopia and instead is some propreitary platform again, then I cant call it a Zaurus, can I ?

To me it looks like they had a lot of the Zaurus casings and the whole case manufacturing units lying around, so they just used that to make an attractive dictionary.
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2006, 04:31:55 am »
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At least if it isn't open in some way like Qtopia and instead is some propreitary platform again, then I cant call it a Zaurus, can I ?
It is not even called a Zaurus by Sharp.

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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2006, 04:42:32 am »
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update- I can already see it does not run qtopia.
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Well, if it ain't running Qtopia, it ain't a Zaurus, full stop.  
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So the c700 on my desk and the 5600, c1000 and c3000 I used last week aren't zaurusses?
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2006, 05:17:43 am »
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update- I can already see it does not run qtopia.
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Well, if it ain't running Qtopia, it ain't a Zaurus, full stop.  
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So the c700 on my desk and the 5600, c1000 and c3000 I used last week aren't zaurusses?
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He was specifically meaning this new Sharp device, which looks very much like a Zaurus, but does not ship with Qtopia, hence it is not a Zaurus. All those Zaurus devices on your desk came out of the factory with Qtopia installed, which I am sure you are aware. So, if it wasn't for Qtopia, they probably wouldn't be on your desk in the first place.
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2006, 11:40:38 am »
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Well, if it ain't running Qtopia, it ain't a Zaurus, full stop. 
Hm. I think I have to drop some gas into the fire...  

Approx. 10 years ago i did have a Sharp Zaurus something (I don't really remember the name and do not longer have it) with a b&w display, keyboard and a PCMCIA (not CF!) slot.

Ah, here is a spec: http://www.pdastreet.com/hardware/Sharp-Za...treet-pdas.html

And it was a Zaurus because Sharp did call it so, although it did have neither Qtopia nor Linux.  

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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2006, 12:32:16 pm »
Come-on guys you are trying to split hairs over a simple matter - you know very well we are talking about the new Sharp device and we here at OESF forums know a Zaurus for the Zaurus with Qtopia (factory installed - in case the Opie guys get all linguistic over my definition) - not the Zaurus with Sharp's proprietary platform as it was before - the MI series or whatever it was called. And yeah, I know Sharp called it a Zaurus too.

But to us OESF members a Zaurus is what we VERY WELL know it to be - so come-on lets end this terminology war and just recognise that the new device is NOT a Zaurus.

I guess the dissapointment that its not a new "Zaurus" after all, is telling, hence all this hair plitting over nothing.
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2006, 03:29:17 pm »
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Come-on guys you are trying to split hairs over a simple matter - you know very well we are talking about the new Sharp device and we here at OESF forums know a Zaurus for the Zaurus with Qtopia (factory installed - in case the Opie guys get all linguistic over my definition) - not the Zaurus with Sharp's proprietary platform as it was before - the MI series or whatever it was called. And yeah, I know Sharp called it a Zaurus too.

But to us OESF members a Zaurus is what we VERY WELL know it to be - so come-on lets end this terminology war and just recognise that the new device is NOT a Zaurus.

I guess the dissapointment that its not a new "Zaurus" after all, is telling, hence all this hair plitting over nothing.
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It is a bit disappointing that this is not the next gen Zaurus.  How similar are the Japanese and Korean consumers?  I hope this is a sign of things to come (integrated camera, wifi, gps, toothpick holder).

It seems that the low-end pda market has been consumed by the smart phone and the high-end pda market is going the way of gps or pvp.  So how about a Zaurus with integrated wifi, gps and pvp capabilities.
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2006, 03:36:57 pm »
For the qtopia and our current z's, I did see some hints of a camera and more gps integration.  Not sure if the c-3300 will have any of these features.  From the picture, all I see is an added camera, and one sd slot, and a far thinner zaurus, stereo speakers, probably a mic.  We have microdrives and sd and a far bulkier Zaurus.

If they were a bit smarter, maybee a swivle camera at one side of the lid for webcam?  eh?  hows that!
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2006, 08:47:00 pm »
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For the qtopia and our current z's, I did see some hints of a camera and more gps integration.  Not sure if the c-3300 will have any of these features.  From the picture, all I see is an added camera, and one sd slot, and a far thinner zaurus, stereo speakers, probably a mic.  We have microdrives and sd and a far bulkier Zaurus.

If they were a bit smarter, maybee a swivle camera at one side of the lid for webcam?  eh?  hows that!
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2006, 09:49:21 pm »
3.5" LCD ... guess its not interesting ... my Akita has a 3.8" (or 3.7") LCD and I'm hoping SHARP releases a 4.0" or 4.5" LCD Zaurus.

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« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2006, 01:09:56 am »
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We have microdrives and sd and a far bulkier Zaurus.
Considering the amount of stuff that Nokia managed to plan to put into their newly announced N95 I'm sure there's plenty of room inside the current Z casings for a lot more goodies, or plenty of scope to reduce the bulk. Heck, even the screen of the Z is nearly as thick as the new Samsung slim phones
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