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Last updated: 23 December 2018 – 18:46

Sharp's latest Android device for the Japanese market comes out branded for carrier AU KDDI (on 18 October 2010). The slab device has a 3.5-inch screen with the enormous resolution of 960 x 640 pixels and a secondary display measuring 40 x 208 pixels below it employing Sharp's Mimory technology, which will memorise the most frequently used shortcuts and display them...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

Released in mid-April 2010, the Kin series is the successor or Danger's Sidekick, purchased by Microsoft a year earlier. The Kin are, like its predecessor, targeted at the young mobile users and offer nothing spectacular except for a seamless integration with services like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Windows Live.

On 1 July 2010, Microsoft suspended...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

Sharp certainly know how to court their Japanese audience. In May 2010 they released the next of the NetWalker series, the PC-T1, which, in contrast to the PC-Z1, is a real tablet.

The new NetWalker runs Ubuntu Linux 9.04, backed by a Freescale Semiconductor i.MX515 processor at 800 Mhz and 512 MB RAM. Onboard flash memory is 8GB, expandable via SDHC cards.

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Last updated: 11 March 2018 – 00:31

In mid-May 2010, Sharp began sales of the "developer" version of a new mobile communication device, called the IS01. The IS01 runs Android 1.6 and comes with all Google Android goodies one might expect, but has some main modules stripped off, such as the cellular modem (meaning no phone calls, no 3G data) and without API support for...

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Last updated: 10 March 2018 – 15:29

October 2009 saw the debut of the NetWalker series: the mobile internet tool codenamed PC-Z1 nd PC-Z1J sporting a sleek body with a 5-inch TFT touch screen (1024 x 600 px, WSVGA) and a QWERTY keyboard, weighing 409 gr.

The "Zaurus-resurrected" device has a 800 MHz Freescale Semiconductor i.MX515 CPU, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB onboard flash storage (2 GB user-accessible)...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The W-Zero3 line by Sharp and Willcom has made a glorius return after a nearly 2-year silence on that front. The HYBRID W-ZERO3 (WS027SH), on sale in Japanese stores from 28th January 2010, is a glorious return: with 3.5 inches of FWVGA (854x480) screen, a Qualcomm MSM7200A ARM11 528MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a PHS and WCDMA phone - UNLOCKED,...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

After a one-year pause, in May 2008, the Japanese operator Willcom announced a new portable device made by Sharp - the WS016SH, a.k.a Willcom D4. This device, however, runs Windows Vista (can be downgraded to Win XP), has an Intel Atom 1.33 GHz processor (the first UMPC to feature Intel's Atom processors), 1 GB of RAM (533MHz DDR2)...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The EM ONE was soon (in October 2007) followed by an upgrade model, now running WM6, known as the EM ONE alpha or S01SH II. Besides the Windows upgrade, there are almost no changes but for a business card scanner being added.

In certain aspects, the EM ONE falls behind its contemporary, the WS011SH: weight - the S01SH weighs the...

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Last updated: 15 March 2018 – 07:29

Working with emerging Japanese data operator, EMOBILE, Sharp made another Windows Mobile 5 device for the operator's market debut, the EM ONE, model name S01SH. Released in May 2007, the device has a 4.1 inch WVGA (800 x 480 px) Mobile Advanced Super View (ASV) display, boasting the impressive 160° viewing angles in all directions. The...

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Last updated: 13 March 2018 – 22:30

Willcom and Sharp's next device, hitting the market in July 2008, is named Willcom 03, model name WS020SH, and it signalled the end of the W-ZERO3 lineup. The device, however, is very reminiscent of its predecessor – it comes with a 3-inch WVGA display and has the same form factor but now flaunts a touch-panel front keypad that...

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