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Old 10-20-2005, 08:00 PM
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Default Sharp and Willcom Introduce a VGA Pocket PC Phone Edition

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><img src="" /><br /><br />Japan, rejoice! You now have a Windows Mobile 5.0-based Pocket PC Phone Edition that's so hot it probably won't even make it's way out of Japan. Touted as an HTC Universal killer, the W-ZERO3 has an Intel XScale 416MHz processor, 64MB RAM, 128MB ROM, a 3.7" VGA (480 x 640) colour screen, miniSD, mini-USB, a 1.33MP camera, 802.11b Wi-Fi, W-SIM support, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and Windows Mobile 5.0. It's smaller than the Universal, weighing in at 220g and measuring in at 70mm x 130mm x 26mm. Can anyone lend me a drool bucket? :drool:<br /><br /><b>Online Translation:</b> <a href="">Japanese to English (Babel Fish)</a> <!><br /><br /><img src="" />
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:06 PM
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:drool: Universal? What is that? :P This one is way cooler
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:20 PM
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wow, very cool.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:23 PM
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Looks quite cool compared to the Universal, especially because of the the hardware buttons on the front.

I wish, however, it didn't have any kind of keyboard and it were an SD-equipped PDA, with a faster CPU and more ROM... the presence of only a mini-SD and a slowish 416 MHz CPU is definitely a showstopper for me.

I don;t understand why no PDA manufacturer is able to produce a PDA that is substantially better than a Pocket Loox 720 + BT phone + StowAway BT keyboard combo?!
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:38 PM
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I much prefer the cool tablet-style hinge of the Universal.

I don't like the inclusinn of MiniSD ... I'd rather be able to use my existing cards.

MiniUSB - is that a Host or connector?

If this this machine turns up in the US and is $500 instead of the $1000 plus of the Universal, I'd give it a second glance, but as has already been said. without a faster processor I see little attraction right now. I can combine my E830 with a keyboard and my phone and have the PDA I want.

Right now I'd feel like I was taking a retro step in PDA terms for the sake of a little cool phone with less power than my current PDA if I bought this or the Universal.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:38 PM
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I just can't understand why they put a mini-SD into this big monster (26mm thick and 220g). Even a CFII slot can fit in.

Otherwise, it is a good device.

I expect a VGA phone at DELL 51V size. Keyboard is not a must-have.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:50 PM
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my thoughts exactly!!

It's a shame to put a sub-standard miniSD in such a (relatively) huge device!!

Can't they understand the values of standards and two-way compatibility!!

How can you put in there your SD card from your digicam, MP3 player, moviecam, etc.?

And DON'T tell me you can put a miniSD in an adapter, while it's true:
  1. it does NOT provide two-way compatibility
  2. miniSD are slower
  3. miniSD are more expensive
  4. miniSD come in much lower capacity
  5. miniSD are much more difficult to find
  6. miniSD have much lower technology capacity
  7. one would have to throw away one's SD cards
  8. in short miniSD have ALL THE WRONG "MORE" and ALL THE WRONG "LESS"

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Old 10-20-2005, 09:04 PM
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At least it has a control key on they keyboard....

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Old 10-20-2005, 09:12 PM
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*** YOU!!!!!!!!!

I just got a 2 year contract to get my 6700...
But that thing Rocks...
If that never leaves Japan I will be so disappointed!
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:16 PM
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No bluetooth? Hmmm...
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