UMPC running Windows Vista

Willcom, the company that made the W-ZERO3, just launched a new super-telephone-pda-smartphone or UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) or whatever you want to call it, and it works with Windows Vista! In Microsoft they must be very happy to see how someone has bothered to do so, and has managed to do it! But if you see the machine specs, then you understand that it is not so miraculous: Centrino 1.33GHz, 1Gb DDR2, 40Gb Ultra ATA, 5 inches TFT. It will probably become one one of the gadgets of the year in Japan, it costs 40.000 yen (400$) and you can connect to the Internet using PHS.




  • Danny Choo

    April 24, 2008 at 5:25 am

    We need to install the hacked version of leopard on it instead.

  • kirai

    April 24, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Leopard in your pocket, we could sell that!

  • Ekowc

    April 24, 2008 at 7:09 am

    woah! That is pretty cheap UMPC.
    I bet it would run linux like a dream!

  • kirai

    April 24, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Ekowc: yes, I saw that some Japanese geeks are already hacking it and using it with Debian, and also Ubuntu.

  • NPC

    April 24, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    It would be nice if Sharp made it with Linux in mind instead. Or even just XP would be better…

  • MTC

    April 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Too bad it’s PHS only.

  • Edward

    April 28, 2008 at 10:44 am

    This thing still reminds me of the Apple Newton. ^^;

  • jizulmsoun

    May 20, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Wow, cool man, big thanks!