Sharp Netwalker


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The price could be a little high on this one at launch but it competes well with the UMID M1 UMPC. Battery life of 10 hours is a real bonus. Combine this with a Mifi and you're good to go! On the Ascii.co.jp video (see below) we're impressed with the load time (10-seconds for ascii.co.jp on a Firefox browser) and the embedded Flash video.

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Sharp Netwalker Specifications

Manufacturer Sharp
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Model name Netwalker
CPU FreeScale i.MX515 products
FreeScale i.MX515 info
CPU speed 800 Mhz
OS Linux Ubuntu
Display Size
5.0" 1024 X 600
RAM 512 MB
SSD 4 GB
Weight (Minimum) 409gm / 0.9 pounds
Size 161/109/20.0 mm
Size 6.3/4.3/0.8 inches
Physical Interfaces
USB 2.0
SD slot (Micro)
USB (Micro)
Wireless Interfaces
802.11b/g
No Wireless PAN (Bluetooth)
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)
Sharp Netwalker news and review linkstrack product
How to get Flash working on Sharp Netwalker.01/10/09
JKK - Unboxing and First impressions video of the Sharp Netwalk01/10/09
Pocketables - First impressions of the Sharp Netwalker.01/10/09
Sharp Netwalker hands-on03/09/09
Sharp Netwalker videos
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