Operating System: Embedded Linux with J2ME CDC Personal Profile
Display: 4 inch 640 x 480 CG Silicon transflective TFT
Wireless: Integrated 802.11 lb
Keyboard: 37-key QWERTY keyboard with slide cover
Memory: 64 MB SDRAM; 64 MB Flash
Expansion Slots: 1 Type II CF slot; 1 SD slot
Input/Output: USB 1.1 host connector mini Type-A, IR port, 2.5 millimeter stereo headphone/headset jack, docking cradle connector, 80-pin expansion connector
Size: 3.14 inches by 6.22 inches by .80 inches
Weight: 7.1 ounces
From the Manufacturer The new Sharp Zaurus model SL-6000 with built-in Wi-Fi offers wireless local area network (W-LAN) connectivity running on IBM mobile software. This embedded Linux PDA, which has been designed and targeted specifically to corporate users, is easily customized for use with corporate applications due to its powerful yet flexible open standards based Linux operating system and Java environment. It also has extensive protected memory, a much larger higher-resolution four-inch CG Silicon screen, a durable form factor designed for active use in the field, a built-in protected QWERTY keyboard, and is readily expandable with both Compact Flash and SD expansion slots.
The Zaurus Enterprise PDA, running WebSphere Everyplace Connection Manager software, allows mobile employees to securely roam enjoying high speed access to information seamlessly across multiple networks without interrupting Web connections or losing an existing session. Running WebSphere Everyplace Access software on the Linux-based device, remote workers are able to access Web applications like PIM and e-mail and also be able to retrieve information from IBM's DB2 database software. The Sharp Zaurus also supports IBM's WebSphere Everyplace Multimodal Environment for Embedix, which allows end users to run multimodal applications.
Wireless Networking and Expandability Connecting the Zaurus wirelessly to the corporate network is now easier than ever with a built-in Wi-Fi connection to the corporate W-LAN through 802.11B. Users can also choose to maintain their connection outside a corporate LAN by using an optional high-speed 1xRTT service through a Compact Flash card solution offered by Sprint.
In addition to a Compact Flash slot, the Zaurus SL-6000 has a SD/MMC slot and an expandability jacket with an additional Compact Flash slot and battery. By using an expansion jacket, corporate users can actively update a server through a wireless connection over 1xRTT service while scanning barcodes with an optional barcode module plugged into the expansion jacket.
Larger CG Silicon Screen and Shock-Resistant Casing Headquarters and field-based mobile enterprise workers -- and CIOs -- will appreciate the heavy-duty Zaurus SL-6000. It withstands rigorous field force use because of its durable case design, which protects the unit and its screen, which has been designed to survive a drop onto concrete from up to a meter above the ground.
Business users will appreciate the larger screen to quickly view content on the go. The SL-6000 makes Web page and spreadsheet viewing easier by switching from portrait to 'VGA landscape' view at the touch of a button. It has a crystal clear, four-inch, transflective, high-density TFT LCD screen. This larger CG Silicon VGA display with 640 x 480 resolution shows up to four times the information than the average handheld product with a 320 x 240 resolution can display.
The SL-6000 is one of the first products to include Sharp's proprietary CG Silicon view screen. This unique display provides the user with extremely high resolution viewing of both moving and still images. In addition, CG Silicon screens optimize the properties of both transmissive and reflective modes, providing outstanding resolution and clarity under virtually any lighting condition, even bright sunlight.
Laptop-Like Performance: The feature-packed Zaurus SL-6000 can be used as a laptop replacement. It has 64 MB of protected flash memory and SDRAM, a high-powered Intel Xscale 400 MHz processor and extra long battery life with a rechargeable, replaceable 1500 mAh Lithium polymer battery supporting typical business use. Power users with needs spanning more than the average business day can use the supplemental battery equipped expansion jacket.
The enterprise user with a heavy workload will appreciate the Zaurus' effortless typing capability, thanks to a built-in QWERTY keyboard with an innovative sliding cover. Like smaller laptops, it can run several applications simultaneously with a true multi-tasking 32-bit operating system. For example, a user can view mission critical data while e-mailing or while web pages are being downloaded. It also has an integrated speaker and microphone to record and playback conversations.