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By David Dritsas This week Sharp Electronics announced a reentry into the notebook market, a category in which it previously has been a quieter player with a line of ultralight notebook models. Another announcement was made furthering its goal of introducing a handheld PDA using a Java/Linux based operating system. In the notebook space the company introduced the Sharp PC-AR50, a 5.7-lb notebook computer powered by an 850MHz Mobile Intel Pentium III processor. It ships with 128MB SDRAM (expandable to 256MB), a 20GB removable hard drive and 8MB of video RAM. A swappable drive bay can hold a CD-R/RW, floppy drive, DVD or extended battery. It

JVC DV Camcorder GR-DVA11K JVC introduced a DV camcorder GR-DVA11K (¥188,000 or $1,776.60) featuring a slot for multimedia card. Using the 8MB card, the GR-DVA11K can store 100 still pictures at fine mode or 200 still pictures at standard mode from recorded movie taken by the DV camcorder. It alsohas a PC interface kit to capture pictures from its camcorder to store and edit in a PC. Sharp Internet Cooking-Compatible Microwave/ Convection Ovens Sharp Corp. backed the launch of its new microwave/convection ovens in August (See "Innovation Japan," Dealerscope, September 2000) with an accessory Cooking Data Box that features more memory and an expanded menu service

JVC DV Camcorder GR-DVA11K JVC introduced a DV camcorder GR-DVA11K (¥188,000 or $1,776.60) featuring a slot for multimedia card. Using the 8MB card, the GR-DVA11K can store 100 still pictures at fine mode or 200 still pictures at standard mode from recorded movie taken by the DV camcorder. It alsohas a PC interface kit to capture pictures from its camcorder to store and edit in a PC. Sharp Internet Cooking-Compatible Microwave/ Convection Ovens Sharp Corp. backed the launch of its new microwave/convection ovens in August (See "Innovation Japan," Dealerscope, September 2000) with an accessory Cooking Data Box that features more memory and an expanded menu service

I just finished reading with great interest the September Dealerscope "Mindshare, From the Editor's Desk" regarding the Harman requirements for its on-line retailers.… We agree that manufacturers need to take a more proactive approach to the Internet and e-commerce in particular. Too many manufacturers have their heads in the sand and are hoping the whole thing will go away. They are obviously mistaken, but many are not accustomed to having their perceptions challenged. As a result, their dealers are suffering through their inaction. MobileToys.com is leading the charge to move mobile electronics manufacturers off their collective butts toward developing and implementing an Internet policy that supports

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