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Kohjinsha PM MID vs. Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker

Kohjinsha PM MID vs. Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker

MIDs are, despite the extra attention Viliv's range has drawn to the segment, still very much a niche within a niche, but most of us can at least admire the hard work that goes into squeezing a full PC into a tiny little chassis.  It's with that in mind that we've been enjoying PC Watch's comparison photoset of the Kohjinsha PM MID (aka the UMID mbook M1) versus Sharp's PC-Z1 NetWalker.

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Sharp offers new iPod docks

Sharp offers new iPod docks

This week saw new iPods unveiled from Apple and accordingly we are getting a slew of new iPod accessories from cases to new iPod docks. Sharp has announced two new iPod docks that are designed for music listening on the go without needing headphones.

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Sharp HT-SB500 3.1-channel speaker bar debuts

Sharp HT-SB500 3.1-channel speaker bar debuts

Sharp have thrown a new model into their soundbar range, this time promising 3.1-channel sound versus the more typical 2.1-channel.  The Sharp HT-SB500 squeezes 32W into its slender under-screen form, and uses Dolby Virtual Speaker technology to emulate a 5.1-channel surround-sound system.

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Sharp BD-HP52U AQUOS Blu-ray player arrives

Sharp BD-HP52U AQUOS Blu-ray player arrives

Sharp have outed their latest Blu-ray player, the BD-HP52U AQUOS, which supports BD Live content, HDMI 1.3 connectivity and streaming media.  The BD-HP52U has x.v. color and supports 1080p 24 playback, as well as Deep Color, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio, and a quick-start mode that promises to have you watching films faster than on rival decks.

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Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker MID gets video demo:

Sharp PC-Z1 NetWalker MID gets video demo:

Sharp's diminutive PC-Z1 NetWalker impressed us when we first spotted it, and Charbax's video hands-on with the compact MID has done nothing to disappoint.  The ARM-based device has a 5-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard and optical mouse, and will land in Japan sometime this month; according to the Sharp representative interviewed, they're hoping to bring it to Europe, too.

Video demo after the cut

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Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 MID lands in Japan next month

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 MID lands in Japan next month

Looking surprisingly like UMID's mbook M1 MID, Sharp have unveiled their newest clamshell ultraportable and - thank goodness - it's not just an e-dictionary.  The Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 has a 5-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard with optical mouse, and Ubuntu 9.04 as the OS; connectivity includes WiFi b/g, both a USB and mini-USB port, and a headphone jack, but there's no integrated 3G.

More images - plus size comparisons - after the cut

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Sharp DECT phone adds in 7-inch touchscreen digital photo frame

Sharp DECT phone adds in 7-inch touchscreen digital photo frame

You don't see a huge amount of development in cordless landline phones, so we're hoping Sharp Japan's new JD-7C1CL/CW makes it over to the US and Europe.  A combination of a base-station unit with a 7-inch touchscreen 800 x 480 LCD and a DECT handset, the JD-7C1CL/CW not only shows your digital photos but can also show received faxes rather than printing them out.

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Sharp AQUOS LC52LE700UN LED HDTV Reasonably Priced and Available

Sharp AQUOS LC52LE700UN LED HDTV Reasonably Priced and Available

Sharp just released another excellent 52-inch HDTV, which adds another phenomenal set to their AQUOS line. It supports full high definition at 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, and it pushes out a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother on-screen motion. And for all you sports fans and gamers, the 4-millisecond response time makes this great for watching and playing.

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Sharp AQUOS DX2-series LCD HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray

Sharp AQUOS DX2-series LCD HDTVs with integrated Blu-ray

Sharp Japan have unveiled their latest range of AQUOS HDTVs, each packing an integrated Blu-ray player.  The DX2-series LCD displays range in size from 26-inches to 52-inches and have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive in their right-hand side; they also support BD-Live and IPTV via an ethernet connection.

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Sharp, Sony announce LCD joint venture deal

Sharp, Sony announce LCD joint venture deal

In an interesting move, Sharp and Sony have announced a joint venture today that would team up the companies in an effort to produce and sell very large LCD panels.

Sharp AQUOS LED-backlit HDTVs

Sharp AQUOS LED-backlit HDTVs

Sharp have announced a new range of AQUOS LED-backlit LCD TVs, the LE700 series, ranging in size from 32- to 52-inches.  Each offering Full HD 1080p, they use Sharp's X-Gen LCD panel with 10-bit processing and a dynamic contrast ratio in excess of 2,000,000:1.

 

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Sharp Mebius NJ70A netbook gets second touchscreen mod [Video]

Sharp Mebius NJ70A netbook gets second touchscreen mod [Video]

We can't say we looked at the Sharp Mebius NJ70A netbook - with its nifty touchscreen trackpad - and thought "what this needs is a second touchscreen", but then we're not SKY at UMPC Fever.  After unboxing the N270-based netbook, he loaded up Windows 7 and then installed a touchscreen layer so as to use handwriting recognition direct onto the 10-inch display.

Video demo after the cut

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