Monday, April 14, 2008

Sharp-Willcom D4 UMPC Has Intel Atom Centrino, Windows Vista Too

Sharp-Willcom's new D4 WS016SH UMPC is apparently the first of its type to have the new Atom Centrino fizzing away inside. That 1.3GHz Atom Z520 is matched with a five-inch LED back-lit 1024 x 600 touchscreen, 1GB of memory, a 40GB drive, 2 megapixel camera, wi-fi and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. If that sounds like a lot in a tiny package then you'll like this: it runs Windows Vista Home Premium. It packs in a QWERTY keyboard and weighs just one pound. It's configured to use Japan's PHS system for phone calling, apparently coming with an external bluetooth phone device that'll let you place calls over the PHS network. It also appears to have a built-in one-seg TV tuner, and memory expansion through a microSD slot. It's Japan-only for now, due to that PHS system, and costs around $1,280. [Akihabaranews via Av Watch]

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