Category Archives: sharp

Sharp's tiny NetWalker netbook echoes classic Zaurus

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Sharp's netbook-cum-MID is something of a surprise--a shrunken laptop running an ARM CPU and Ubuntu linux, like the Zauruses of yore. Featuring a 1024x600 pixel display, an 800MHz Freescale chip, 4GB of flash storage and 512MB of RAM, it won't…

Sharp Mebius NJ70 netbook replaces touchpad with touchscreen

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While its guts are the same old netbook standard, Sharp's new Mebius NJ70A (named after an ancient Shinto calculus demon) puts a slick little 4-inch LCD touchscreen in place of the typically chintzy touchpad. Amusingly, the little touchscreen, which can…

Sharp smashes together VHS and Blu-Ray in one $1,100 player

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The Sharp Aquos BD-HDv22 combination Blu-Ray/VHS recorder. It's like smashing together an abacus and a Cray: people can't understand why you'd need the former when you've got the latter. Why in God's name would you watch VHS when you've already…

Rare Sharp Boombox with built-in mini-organ

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Retro-Thing, spotters of all sorts of gorgeous antediluvian electronica, found this wonderful Sharp MR-990 boom box up on eBay. No mere ghetto blaster, this: the usual accoutrements like dual cassette bays, detachable stereo speakers, AM & FM and a…

Pocketables reviews Sharp Willcom D4 MID (Verdict: Turd.)

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Pocketables' Jenn Lee posts her final review on the latest MID ripped in premature C-Section from Sharp R&D's belly by their own restless marketing midwives: the Willcom D4. Like most premies, it seems to have trouble breathing without an…

Sharp business HDTV includes built-in web browser

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When I ruminated that the future of the set-top box was the web browser, I asked when television manufacturers would add a browser to their sets. Sharp's latest LCD HDTVs include a browser, so I guess the answer is…

Sharp-Wilcom's minuscule UMPC out on June 20th in U.S.

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Sharp's D4 is a two-faced bastard of a UMPC. On one hand, it's the first such device that's small enough to slip into a jacket pocket and still have a standard-looking keyboard. On the other hand, it's so obviously bloated–Windows…

Sharp/Willcom D4 UMPC is tiny, gorgeous, and runs Vista

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Straddling the line between PDA and UMPC — and ending up looking something like an Atari Lynx — the just-announced Willcom D4, co-created with Sharp, is an Intel Atom-powered computer capable of running Windows Vista. It has a five-inch touchscreen…

Sharp's Scanning, Multi-Touch LCD Display

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Engadget got a chance to play with the very cool new Sharp LCD displays which are capable of using each of the pixels as an optical scanner, enabling both multi-touch capabilities and the ability to scan in paper that is…

Sharp Solar Shingles

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If the ungainliness of solar panels have been holding you back from installing some rooftop modules on your home—or you have a home-owners association that prevent you from going green in any way that might affect surrounding property values—these panels…