No matter what kind of consumer electronics you make it seems you’ve got to add some sort of internet device to the portfolio. Sharp’s addition (at least in Japan) is its 5-inch Netwalker that has a touchscreen and runs Ubuntu.
Sharp, maybe you should make some coffee. It has become pretty evident in the last few years that devices like this have failed more times than not, especially for an above $US400 price point. The Netwalker looks cute, but people will buy smartphones or netbooks. [Sharp Japanese via Engadget]