PalmStation.com: Impressions of the Zaurus 5600
Nov 23, 2002, 04:00 (4 Talkback[s])
"I got the chance to play with a Zaurus 5600 last night and I
must say I was a lot more impressed than I expected to be. Sharp
really seemed to listen to user feedback and correct some of the
problems that made the Zaurus 5500 difficult to use.
"Physically the 5600 looks very similar to the 5500. The devices
are the same size, have the same screen, have the same slots in the
same location (CF on top of the device and SD on the side), and
have slideout minikeyboads. The only obvious difference is that the
new device is two-toned (silver on front, black on the back) and
that the battery of the new device sticks out on the back of the
unit. However, Sharp made some more subtle changes that I think
really help usability. The most notable of these is that the
distance from the bottom of the keyboard to the lip of the slid-out
bottom of the device has been increased..."