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  • Ustream: Watch Sharp’s CES 2012 Press Conference Live!

    Ustream: Watch Sharp’s CES 2012 Press Conference Live!

    Sharp. Everyone likes Sharp. They can do wrong, really, and they are taking the stage next at CES 2012. Their press conference, which is embedded after the jump, is set to kick off at 11:00 am PST. Expect thin LCDS and perhaps a thin LCD with Google TV built in. The event is expect to take 45 minutes. We’ll be there live as well, ready to post on whatever exciting products coming from… Read More

  • AQUOS PHONE IS14SH: Sharp Integrates Android 2.3 Into Feature Phone Body

    AQUOS PHONE IS14SH: Sharp Integrates Android 2.3 Into Feature Phone Body

    It seems Sharp saw good sales when the company launched the so-called AQUOS PHONE THE HYBRID 007SH on the Japanese market, the world’s first clamshell Android phone. Today, Sharp’s AQUOS PHONE IS14SH [JP] went on sale in Japan, and again they squeezed a ton of smartphone functions into a feature phone body. The obvious target here are customers who want to type on a physical… Read More

  • 5.47mm: Sharp’s Super-Thin CMOS Camera Module Paves Way For Thinner Smartphones

    5.47mm: Sharp’s Super-Thin CMOS Camera Module Paves Way For Thinner Smartphones

    Smartphones are soon to become thinner: Sharp has developed a 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera module that’s just 5.47mm high, making it the thinnest module out there. The so-called RJ63YC100 features 12.1MP resolution, optical image stabilization and is specifically designed for use in handsets. Sharp says it used “proprietary high-density packaging technology” to make the… Read More

  • Another Galapagos: Sharp Doesn’t Give Up On Tablets

    Another Galapagos: Sharp Doesn’t Give Up On Tablets

    In September 2010, Sharp announced a 5.5- and a 10.8-inch Android tablet for the Japanese market, followed by a 7-inch version in August this year. After seeing they had no chance against the iPad 2, Sharp discontinued the first two “Galapagos” models, with the industry betting not on if but when they will stop producing the 7-inch tablet. But Sharp isn’t ready to give up on… Read More

  • Sharp Reaches Record Conversion Efficiency With New Solar Cell

    Sharp Reaches Record Conversion Efficiency With New Solar Cell

    Solar energy has just made one step forward: Sharp announced that it has developed a solar cell boasting the world’s highest conversion efficiency of 36.9%. This number is 1.1 points higher than for the company’s last cell, which was unveiled in October 2009. The new 1cm2 solar cell consists of three layers made of indium gallium phosphide, gallium arsenide and indium gallium… Read More

  • [Update: Video] Sharp Showcases 4K LCD TV (3,840×2,160 Resolution), To Sell It 2012

    [Update: Video] Sharp Showcases 4K LCD TV (3,840×2,160 Resolution), To Sell It 2012

    Full HD resolution (1,920×1,080 pixels) isn’t enough for Sharp. The company has developed [JP] a TV that’s capable of producing images with 3,840×2,160 resolution and is ready to show the device to the public during the CEATEC 2011 exhibition that takes place next week near Tokyo. The 60-inch 4K TV has been developed in cooperation with the I3 (I-cubed) Research Center in Kawasaki. Read More

  • Orange To Bring Sharp 3D Android Phone To Asia And Europe

    Orange To Bring Sharp 3D Android Phone To Asia And Europe

    Is this finally the beginning of Japanese Android phones being made available outside their home market? Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo yesterday announced it has inked a deal with French telco Orange to bring a Sharp Android handset to Asia and Europe. The handset in question is a pretty nice one, the AQUOS PHONE SH80F (pictured), that Sharp introduced (together with Docomo)… Read More

  • Sharp’s New Android Phone: Waterproof Body, 4.5-Inch 3D QHD Display, 12MP Cam, DLNA

    Sharp’s New Android Phone: Waterproof Body, 4.5-Inch 3D QHD Display, 12MP Cam, DLNA

    Sharp has been producing quite a few nice Android phones for the Japanese market lately (with a 25% share, it’s the leading manufacturer over here), and today, the company introduced [JP] another great-looking handset, the AQUOS PHONE 102SH. Local carrier SoftBank will start distributing the phone in Japan in December as part of its fall/winter line-up. And there can be now doubt… Read More

  • Sharp Discontinues 2 Of 3 Galapagos Tablet Models, Only The 7-Inch Version Lives On

    Sharp Discontinues 2 Of 3 Galapagos Tablet Models, Only The 7-Inch Version Lives On

    About a year ago, Sharp decided to enter the rapidly growing tablet market with the terribly named Galapagos, two Android devices sized at 5.5 and 10.8 inches that went on sale in Japan last December. The company then launched a 7-inch version on the Japanese market last month and announced that model will hit the US “this year”. But sales must have been really bad for the… Read More

  • Sharp Shows 70-Inch Aquos Quattron LCD 3D TV With “Mega-Brightness” Panel

    Sharp Shows 70-Inch Aquos Quattron LCD 3D TV With “Mega-Brightness” Panel

    Sharp Japan announced [JP] the Aquos Quattron 3D LC-70X5 for the local market yesterday, a follow-up of sorts to the LC-70LE735U that’s been available in the States for a few months now. Just like that model, the LCD measures 70 inches, can produce 3D pictures and offers Sharp’s “Quattron Quad Pixel Technology” for better display of colors. The main selling point of… Read More

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