HN-PP150: Sharp Japan releases Aquos photo player / printer with HDMI port

Sharp Japan today announced the HN-PP150 [JP], a combination of photo player and printer that will be released in Nippon under the Aquos brand January 28 next year (price: $250). It’s sized at 234.5×205×89mm.

The DLNA-compliant HN-PP150 can print pictures taken with mobile phones or digital cameras in JPEG format (thermal wax transfer, 300×300ppi). Users can choose between postcard-sized (101.6×152.4mm), index and L-size prints (89×127mm).

The device doesn’t come with a display but pictures can be viewed on TVs via HDMI, for example as a slide show. Pictures can be stored on SD/SDHC/MMC/Memory Stick/Memory stick Pro cards. USB 2.0 is supported.

Sharp will also offer a trimmed down version of the device, the HN-PP100 (without DLNA, for $50 less), starting December 5. It’s unknown at this point whether the devices will ever make their way outside the country.