The Sharp Zaurus line gets an update refresh with the release off the SL-C3100, an update to the SL-C3000 (Zaurus SL-C3000 Review) that has a built-in 4GB hard drive (aka, the PDA the Palm LifeDrive copied).
The SL-C3100 will not add much new, just a boost to the built-in Flash ROM, which goes from 64MB up to 128MB. Then Sharp is also adding in more software and tools, but most of that is in the form of updated Japanese-English dictionary software. So this is a minor update for sure, and certainly targeted at the Japanese audience. But at least it indicates Sharp continues to invest in the Linux platform.
Sharp Zaurus SL-C3100 Specs XScale PXA270 CPU at 416MHz 640×480 transreflective touch screen, 3.7″ diagonal, backlit 4 GB internal hard drive (3.6 GB formatted, 2.9 GB available as shipped) 128 MB SDRAM (for running applications) 16 MB Internal Flash (for Storage of OS [?]) USB host capability, albeit not well supported Weight 298g, Size 128x87x24 mm Compact Flash (CF-II) and Secure Digital (SD) expansion slots Infra-Red port 3.5mm stereo audio out, plus small built-in speaker Landscape/Clamshell or portrait style, hot-switchable Full QWERTY keyboard with bonus Japanese characters Operating System: Linux kernel 2.4.20 from Lineo Graphical User Interface (GUI): Qtopia 1.5.4 from Trolltech Suite of Personal Information Management (PIM) applications Hancom Mobile Office Broad compatibility with established Sharp Zaurus software base