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« on: April 14, 2008, 05:38:16 am »
Hey, take a look at this Sharp device !


Specs:

At just 470g and with a size of 84x188x25.9mm, here's a stunning device running 1GB of RAM, 40GB of HDD, a Centrino Atom Z520 (1.33GHz), 5” touch screen (1024x600) LCD with LED Backlight, a full keyboard with PHS support, as well as Wifi B/G and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. Our D4 also has a 2Mpix video camera and runs Windows Vista Home Premium.


http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-15825...wered+UMPC.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 06:01:00 am »
spectacular!

I hope they don't simlock it the way they did with the sharp em-one (whose wifi was unusable if you don't own an active(contract) em-one SIM card).

Any info about availability?

eeerrr... any info about price?
(is sooooooo nice!  )

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 07:02:24 am »
The form-factor looks almost perfect to me. I hope they will sell also it outside of Japan. Any chance to see to get this in a regular store in Europe?
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 08:53:51 am »
Here is a spec page from umpcportal: http://www.umpcportal.com/products/product.php?id=191

Akibahra says it runs a little slow with Vista.

Now if only it could run linux too, it would seem near perfect to me.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 12:14:47 pm »
Put me down for 2.....

 


More info on Sharp's site:

Sharp Willcom Site

 
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 01:12:05 pm »
What are the chances of them releasing it internationally? (ie with GSM)
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 01:31:11 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2008, 02:04:59 pm »
- This is EXACTLY what I've been waiting for!!  Soon as ANY Linux distro is ported to this thing I'll be hocking whatever I have to to get one.  I wouldn't even boot it with winbloze on it ... waste of a stunningly awesome piece of hardware.
- Ooooo.  I'm all shivvery!
- SIM lock sounds like a buzz kill.
- Ooooo.  I'm still all shivvery!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2008, 03:13:54 pm »
I'm suprised by the excitement over this.    

The dimensions on this make it a full third longer than a c1000/3x00.  The thinkness is about the same as those models which in my opinion was too thick in the first place.  It weighs ~170g more than a C3200 and ~190g more than a C1000.

Vista is a horrible choice for the OS and is going to cause a ton of problems for the consumers, Willcom and Sharp.  I bet there will be many returns of these once the consumers see the glacial performance that Vista will give them.  A MID should be running a lightweight OS not desktop bloatware!  

For Sharp to impress me, they are going to have to do better.

Next time Thinner, Lighter, Smaller, Linux; you got it Sharp?
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2008, 04:15:39 pm »
coverage has hit The Register:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/04/14/sh...com_atom_first/

it does look a bit chunky, now the figures are in. despite what The Reg say, the N810 has little to fear, this is a very different beast! It looks to be a sub-ultra-portable rather than a pocketable - the n800 *will* fit into my coat inside pocket, just. This thing would probably rip the pocket out before smashing to the ground!
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2008, 05:07:33 pm »
Quote from: speculatrix
coverage has hit The Register
This thing would probably rip the pocket out before smashing to the ground!
The reg is calling this a "handset"  
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2008, 05:17:50 pm »
http://dfj-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=923
a mere US$1540 with free worldwide shipping.
the fujitsu U810 seems better value!
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2008, 09:00:16 pm »
hi all !
i know this site ( www.dfj-store.com )
My sharp ZAURUS Sl-C3200 come from this site. Amazing service ! (4 days shipping !)
And very friendly people.

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2008, 02:06:56 am »
Quote from: loloc
hi all !
i know this site ( www.dfj-store.com )
My sharp ZAURUS Sl-C3200 come from this site. Amazing service ! (4 days shipping !)
And very friendly people.

You mean "own" this site ... . Speaking of a new way to spread spam ...

Be careful what you buy there !!!
I ordered a u810 and received a U50X (no bluetooth and no camera).
Then I was promised a partial refund, I even removed negative feedback on ebay, but never received anything ...

People may be friendly, but not honest ...

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2008, 08:58:30 am »
At the risk of boring, I'd say (again) that all the technical wizardry in the world cramming bling OSs into small spaces is unimpressive compared with instant-on.  God knows how long it would take a device like that to boot Windows - and with 1Gb RAM, even unhibernating will be too irritatingly slow to use it as a PDA, like you can use a Zaurus or a Psion, or...  We still need the new generation of instant-on super-PDA to replace the Zaurus.
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