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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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Last updated: 13 March 2018 – 23:03

Launched in July 2007, behold the next W-ZERO3 advanced [es], model number WS011SH.

This advanced W-ZERO3 smartphone sports a 3-inch Mobile ASV LCD display (the same type as found on Aquos TVs) with a WVGA resolution (800 x 480 px). The typical mobile phone in 2007 had a QVGA (320 x 240 px) display, which makes the resolution...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

In September 2006, the W-ZERO3[es], the WS007SH, was released, boasting a revamped form factor, weighing just 175 grams (compared to the W-ZERO3 and its 220 grams). The screen size is much smaller - down to 2.8 inches - of course with a VGA resolution, but ROM size was decreased to 128 MB. Besides the form factor change, the W-ZERO3[es]...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

Shortly after the first W-ZERO3, in July 2006, an upgraded version, the WS004SH, was released, featuring a slightly improved system having 256 MB of ROM (197 MB accessible to the user) and Windows CE, version 5.1.195. Infrared and Bluetooth connectivity were also added, including a pre-installed Opera 8.6.

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

W-ZERO3 is the name for the Windows Mobile Pocket PCs Sharp produced together with Japanese operator Willcom. The first W-ZERO3, the WS003SH, was released in Japan in mid-December 2005 and was Japan's first WM5 device and the first to feature a full QWERTY keyboard.

The WS003SH has 64 MB of SDRAM, 128 MB of ROM (60 MB accessible), an Intel XScale Marvell PXA270...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The last of the Zaurus line appeared in March 2006. The 300-gram portable computer runs Lineo Linux with Qtopia GUI, but many fans have managed to flash it with various different Linux distributions, even with a full-fledged Android recently.

Specifications are pretty nice (for 2006, of course): XScale PXA270 processor clocked at 416MHz, 64MB of RAM and 128MB...

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Last updated: 1 January 1970 – 02:00

The new HandyBrain (February 2010) is a strictly professional tool equipped with a 3.7-inch VGA touch screen built using Sharp's CG Silicon technology. The tough barcode reader works on Windows Mobile 6.0, relying on a Texas Instruments OMPA 3505 processor at 600 MHz and 128 MB of RAM / 256 MB ROM.

The HandyBrain has a SDIO and SDHC Slot, Wi Fi, Bluetooth, optional...

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