Ah, the MID class of mobile devices. It was all the rage for awhile but if I’m not mistaken some of the steam has evaporated from that cloud. That hasn’t stopped Sharp from continuing to bring its NetWalker PC-T1 to market. When it first surfaced the Netwalker, running a Freescale i.MX515 processor, didn’t get much notice and what notice it received was down on the keyboard.
Well, Sharp ditched the keyboard, added what seems to be rudimentary handwriting recognition and is going to be pushing the NetWalker PC-T1 out in Japan for around $510. It runs Ubuntu has 8GB of onboard storage and has 1024 x 600 resolution on a 5-inch display. Don’t know if this, (or any real MID action) will ever reach US shores. But there you go.