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Varti

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The Verge's Review Of The Zaurus Mi-c1
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:35:16 am »
The Verge has published, in the Tokyo Thrift column, a review of the Zaurus MI-C1. Tokyo Thrift, as described in the page, "is a column on The Verge where Sam Byford, news editor for Asia, trawls the second-hand market to explore the history, design, and culture of Japanese gadgets. It runs on the last Sunday of each month." It's a nice reading and a nice trip down memory lane:

http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/201...aurus-pda-mi-c1

Thanks to Tomoe for the link!

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The Verge's Review Of The Zaurus Mi-c1
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 02:45:47 am »
Thanks for link....remember reading about this device years ago...seemedbpretty advanced at the time.

Such a shame that Sharp stopped releasing new Zaurii or even an improved Netwalker....

Oh well....so it goes.....

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 03:44:13 am »
Quote from: ArchiMark
Thanks for link....remember reading about this device years ago...seemedbpretty advanced at the time.
I have never owned one, but from what I can see from the photos a major drawback of the MI-C1 was the lack of backlight, the screen is barely visible; some of the later MI models seems to have the backlight implemented.

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