Sharp Announces the SL-C1000, Clamshell PDA Without Microdrive

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Sharp has had some of the most innovative PDA designs in the world, but unless US buyers use the grey market, their Linux-based devices can’t be found here. Last year they released the SL-C3000 which offered an embedded 4GB microdrive. The SL-C1000 follows in the same design, just dropping out the built-in storage.

The SL-C1000 is scheduled to go on sale in Japan next week. While it doesn’t offer built in Bluetooth or WiFi, the SL-C1000 does offer Secure Digital and CompacFlash card slots. The 3.7″ LCD is VGA (640 x 480 pixels) that supports both portrait and lanscape modes. The unit is powered by a 416 MHz Intel PXA270 CPU and includes 64MB RAM.

Related Links:

Sharp’s SL-C1000 site:
http://www.sharp.co.jp/products/slc1000/index.html

Sharp SL-C3000 Review:
http://www.bargainpda.com/default.asp?newsID=2379

Thanks to andreas for the tip.

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