It looks like a laptop for Silicon Valley Barbie, but Sharp's Zaurus SL-C760 is no toy, according to a review published at Brighthand. While Sharp does not market the device in the U.S., Americans can buy one for approximately $750 from target=”_new”>Dynamism, theKompany or another company specializing in technology imports. Dynamism and theKompany also do some internationalization/translation work on the products they import.
Noteworthy features include:
- 3.7-inch TrueColor VGA (640×480 resolution with 65,000 colors) display
- PXA255 400Mhz XScale processor
- 62MB of RAM, 128MB of Flash ROM
- SD/MMC and CompactFlash slots
- Screen pivots to convert from landscape laptop to portrait Webpad
- Software featuring/including:
- Trolltech Qtopia
- Samba (shows up in Windows Net Hood)
- Word document reader from HancomLinux
- Music player
- Voice recorder
- Video player
- Calendar, addressbook, to-do list, calculator, etc
- Can run Java applets
The review offers a lot of feedback from real-world use, and shows what may lie ahead for U.S. consumers.
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