Sharp announces smallest, low power consumption WLAN module

Sharp has announced what it claims to be the world's smallest wireless LAN module, with the lowest power consumption to boot (although it seems like it'd be a bit hard for it not to). In your face, Nanoradio! Measuring just 8.0 x 7.6 x 1.3 millimeters, the module reportedly consumes 654mW of power sending data and 165mW receiving, with a mere 0.3mW of power consumed in standy. Sample units are set to start shipping next month for 20,000 Yen (or about $170 US), although we're guessing that price will come down a fair bit by the time these end up in your cellphone or handheld (or camera, for that matter).

[Via Slashphone]