Willcom D4 (Sharp WS016SH) microsite


With the July 11th release of the Willcom D4 just days away and most of my tears about the device’s pathetic battery life now dried, I haven’t been able to stop visiting the Sharp-made UMPC’s brand new official microsite. Promising to redefine the word "ultra mobile," the portable Vista machine is featured in 7 videos illustrating its ideal uses throughout the day/night, showcased in 360-degree galleries, and highlighted in other ways.

I know it’s "wrong" to want one of these Atom-based sliders as my own, but I can’t help it. The heart just wants what it wants.

[Microsite via Engadget Mobile]
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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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9 thoughts on “Willcom D4 (Sharp WS016SH) microsite

  • So are you going to get one of these to review?

  • Yep! As soon as Conics has it in stock, I’m buying it (flaws and all). A few other places are accepting orders now as well, but Conics should have the best price.

    Are you interested in it at all?

  • So, I think this has been answered, but can you get the cellular phone aspect to work in the US?

  • Jenn,

    I am very interested in it! Can you please let us know and give a honest review when you get it? To me this is still the best UMPC for a business person as it is small enough to carry in a jacket and has a normal keyboard (even though Sharp is not the greatest with keyboard layouts), and has full windows (eventhough everyone seems to agree XP would be more ideal?). I have never purchased a grey market computer not sold in the US so your review will be very important for me.

    Some of the things I would like to know when you get one in your hands are: While the processor may struggle with Vista, what does that mean in real world situations? does that mean it works with one, two, three programs open before the speed is noticable? For me a business person normally I’d only have one or two programs open. How is their keyboard in your opinion? How is viewing it in daylight? Real world battery life with extended battery? Will Sharp be able to provide any service on the hardware in the US or how would that be handled?

    I know this has wifi and for me that should be good enough for communication but would be curious about what other options a US person would have as my understanding is the cell features only work with Wilcom service? but that is not a deal breaker for me.

    thanks in advance, Jenn

  • Conics haven’t listed it so far though, and this is due out in days

  • Do you plan on getting the dock as well?

  • I heard from Conics today that they’ll likely only sell these on special order until there’s more interest and/or used units become available. I’ve also asked them about which accessories they’d be able to get (if possible, I’d like the dock and extended battery) and whether the OS would be in English. I’ll post updates, as well as field questions, in the forum as I get them.

  • Jenn,

    I can not wait until you post a review! I am very excited about this computer as I am very interested in purchasing it but will wait to read your opinion, thanks in advance!

  • No problem, Al. Keep an eye on this thread in the forum for updates. Feel free to post additional questions/comments there as well. :-)


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