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Old 03-13-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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A4, touchscreen, Japanese, 3G?

I'm looking for an A4-ish device, with touchscreen, supporting Japanese (or DBCS in general) and European languages, with 3G connectivity for over-the-air updates. It's possible that I'd be purchasing the device in large quantities, possibly large enough to develop custom firmware.

The obvious guys would be Jinke, but I've had no success in getting a response from the company. I've also spoken with Plastic Logic, but that seems to be a UK-based company with a US-based marketing office, and no interest in any market outside the US right now. Finally, I've used the Toppan/Fujitsu color touchscreen device, but its contrast ratio is around 7:1 and screen refresh is a whopping 15 seconds.

I also note that most of the current crop of A4 devices were announced in 2007, yet they don't seem to be coming to market. Has anyone seen a Netronix EB900, for example?

Sorry if I'm asking a lot of previously-answered questions, I've read as much of the site as I can, and searching for "A4", of course, doesn't work!
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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If you have the money, this may be just what you have been looking for.

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:16 AM   #3
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The Brother's big, heavy, only 4 shades of grey, and expensive. The company makes robust stuff, though.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:58 AM   #4
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I've not heard of any devices with A4 screens. Most of the announcements have been about devices with 10" screens, and that's only A5. A device with an A4 screen would be seriously big!
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:46 PM   #5
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The 10" screens are well able to cope with displaying A4 PDF documents however.
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