Sharp WS011SH or Advanced WZERO 3

by Dhiram Shah

The mystery phone which made appearance at the Windows Mobile Japanese Edition press conference is finally official. The Sharp WS011SH sports a sliding full QWERTY keyboard and is powered by a Marvell PXA 270 processor at 520 Mhz along with 256MB of flash memory and 128MB of ROM. The icing on the cake is the super crisp 3.0 inch touchscreen which supports WVGA resolution (800 x 480). Unlike any other Windows Mobile powered phone this one comes with a trackpad, on the dial is XCrawl a small touch sensitive joystick to which the onscreen pointer corresponds. Other features include 1.3 Megapixel camera (yuck), Micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mini USB and GPS. It undoubtedly runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 and comes preloaded with Opera, Pocket Office suite and Google maps. The WS011SH’s Lithium Ion battery provides 420 minutes of talktime and 500 hours of standby time.

The Sharp WS011SH measures 50×135×17.9mm and weighs 157 grams. It goes on sale by mid July in Japan for 29,800 Yen ($ 245) with a talk plan of course.