sharp papyrus pw-n8000We sort of thought handheld electronic dictionaries went out of style about the same time PDA memory capacities went above 128K, but apparently they're still big sellers in Japan, which is why Sharp is showing off the Papyrus PW-N8000, a dictionary that sports a 480x272 color display, an embedded version of the Encyclopedia Britannica and an SD card for viewing photos or loading additional data. We're sure someone's going to buy this, but we'll stick to doing research online — or slapping a card into our Treo if we really need something that works when we're offline (last time we checked, the Concise Britannica was about $30 on SD).

[Via I4U]