Sharp Announces Its Latest Handheld with a Microdrive

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Back in 2004, Sharp broke new ground in the handheld world by introducing a Zaurus with 4 GB hard drive.

Today, Sharp took the wraps off the Zaurus SL-C3200, its latest model with a built-in 6 GB hard-drive.

Unfortunately, although this company has kept increasing the Storage capacity of its handhelds, in many ways they have remained static.

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 For example, the SL-C3200 lacks both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, features that would be expected in high-end models like this one.

An Overview of the SL-C3200

Like many previous Zaurus models, this one will use a clamshell design with a color screen on one side and a keyboard on the other. In addition, the screen can rotate and then be closed down over the keyboard. This will allow the unit to be used like a typical handheld.

Sharp Zaurus SL-C3200 Again, like the older Zaurus models the SL-C3200 will have a 3.7-inch, 640-by-480-pixel (VGA) display that will support both portrait and landscape modes.


Although Sharp has, in recent years, withdrawn its handhelds from the world market, this company has kept updating its line but only introducing new models in Japan.

Still, while Sharp hasn’t introduced any of the clamshell Zauruses in the United States, companies like Dynamism buy them in Japan, convert them to English, and re-sell them in this country.

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