First Thoughts: Sharp Zaurus 5500

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I had the opportunity to demo this new unit briefly and it looks fantastic. The implementation of the “hidden” keypad is great and the color screen is inline with the iPAQ. The unit is long, but is relatively thin. So it won’t do great in a pocket, but it’s not quite a brick either. I think a lot of anti-Microsoft people are really going to like this unit. Palm users might be swayed, simply because the color screen is about twice the size of the Sony’s. The usability is good and the word processor, spreadsheet and other included programs look and feel the same as Microsoft’s. This one could be big. Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 Specs and Pricing Brian

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