Sharp launches Willcom D4 UMPC. Mini-Shift anyone?

Updated on 25 May 2015 by

‘Oh my God.’ AkihabaraNews’ first words about this Windows UMPC. ‘What time is it.’ My first words to JKK when he called me about it about 15 minutes ago. ‘Holy crap it’s a Carrypad.’ My first thoughts on seeing it.

The Willcom D4 is a 1.3Ghz Atom-based slider capable of running Windows. With 1GB of RAM and a 40GB hard drive, 5″ 1024×600 screen. It weighs 470gm and is Centrino Atom certified. It’s wide though. The size is 192x84x26 which is 20mm wider than a Raon Digital Everun it could be a disadvantage, it could be an advantage as the keyboard looks quite useable in a Psion-5 kind of way. [See full specs.]


If Sharp don’t make this available in Europe, I think i’ll have to arrange a little holiday! I’m putting the specs and information together in the database right now but in the meantime, check out a ton of live images from Akihabaranews. Thanks for waking me up JKK.

Update: Official specs in the D4 product page. Press release (translation)

More images after the break.





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