I still remember when the first Windows-powered smartphones showed up on the market and I was so impressed with the ability to use programs like Pocket Excel and Pocket Word. It was like having a 10-year-old computer in your pocket. Well, things are advancing along pretty quickly again.
What you see here is the Willcom D4 by Sharp, a handheld that they claim is the world’s smallest Vista-powered QWERTY device. It wouldn’t be fair to say that the Willcom D4 is a cell phone; it’s more like a MID or a large PDA. Powered by a 1.3GHz Intel Atom processor, the Willcom D4 gets a 5-inch tilting touchscreen, 1GB RAM, 40GB hard drive, 2.0 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and microSD expansion.
For all intents and purposes, the Sharp Willcom D4 is just as powerful as most of the netbook market. The difference is that it’s smaller and it runs Vista. Peep the vid for a closer look.