Sharp Willcom D4

Sharp Willcom D4

Summary: Announced April 14, 2008, 5″ Widescreen touchscreen, LED-backlit LCD, Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz) CPU, Sliding Keyboard, Can be used as a phone

Last Updated: August 15, 2008

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Product Name: Willcom D4 (WS016SH)
Official Page: Sharp.co.jp/d4/ and Willcom-Inc.com/(Japanese)
Manufacturer: Sharp
Announced: April 14, 2008
Available: June 2008
Status: In pre-production
Price: Approximately $1300 USD without two-year service phone plan (around $400 USD with two year plan)
Markets: Japan for now, Business/Professional and student users

Models:
– WS016SH

Features:
– It’s also a phone, and an optional smaller handset is available
– Touch screen
– LED-backlit display
– 2MP Camera
– Glossy surface finish
– Carrying bag
– TV Features
– Camera can be used as business card reader
– Can be used as a small tablet or converts into a laptop-style device
– GPS features

Sharp Willcom D4

Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz)
Chipset: Intel Centrino Atom US15W
Front-side Bus:
Memory: DDR2 533MHz PC2-4200
Memory Capacity: 1GB (Max, Fixed)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 5″ TFT LCD (LED Backlit)
Resolution: WSVGA 1024×600
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen:
Graphics Chipset:
Graphics Memory:
Other:

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: 1.8-inch ATA
Hard Drive Capacity: 40GB
Optical:
Other:

Connectivity:
Wireless: 802.11b/g
Modem:
Ethernet: yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR
Mobile Broadband: Yes (up to 204kbps)

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: High Definition Audio
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 1x Mono Speaker
Audio I/O:
USB: 4x USB 2.0
Firewire:
PC Card:
Flash/Memory Card Reader: microSD
Keyboard/Mouse: 64-key Sliding Keyboard, touch pad with scrolling function
Other: Cradle/Port Replicator sold separately, 2MP Camera built-in

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint:
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other: Possibly locked remotely and/or data erase (see http://www.willcom-inc.com/ja/biz/service/remotelock/index.html for details)

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1
Other Software: Microsoft Office Personal 2007, JWord, Navitime, Adobe Reader 8,
Warranty:
Drivers:

Battery:
Options: Standard or Large-Capacity
Battery Life:

Dimensions:
Width: inches / 188 mm
Depth: inches / 84 mm
Height: inches / 19.23 – 25.9 mm
Weight: pounds / 470 g

Reviews and Articles:
Akihabara News – August 15, 2008 – Gallery, Walk-through, Video
Pocketables – August 12, 2008 – Review
Akihabara News – May 19, 2008 – Review
Sharp.co.jp – April 14, 2008 – Press Release
InfoWorld/IDG – April 14, 2008 – Article
Engadget – April 14, 2008 – Gallery