Sharp hasn’t been making some good gadgets in the last few years, so it’s a surprise for me that it recently came up with the new Netwalker–a touchscreen that runs in Ubuntu.
Also called the PC-Z1, the Netwalker has a mini built (6.3 x 4.2 x 9.0 inches). It has an ARM Cortex-A8-based processor, 4GB of onboard storage and 802.11 b/g WiFi (but no 3G or WiMax). It looks like the UMID mBook M1, and it has a slightly bigger keyboard than most mini laptops.
In terms of performance, however, the Netwalker fails in comparison with other netbooks or smartphones in the market. If Sharp wants a cut off the multibillion netbook industry, they should start raising their standards when it comes to manufacturing electronic gadgets.
The Sharp Netwalker will retail for $400.