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Sharp and KDDI have collaborated to launch the IS03 Android smartphone in late-November 2010. Measuring 6.3cm × 12.1cm × 1.26cm and weighing at 138 grams, the IS03 features Sharp’s own 9.6 megapixel CCD camera with autofocus and ProPix image processor, a 960×640-resolution 3.5-inch touchscreen, an Android OS 2.1 (upgradeable to 2.2 on a yet-unannounced date) with Flash Lite 4.0, Android Market and KDDI’s “one Market”. What’s more, the IS03 also has an infrared for quick data communication between two phones, a one-seg TV for watching TV on-the-go, and the Osaifu-keitai contact-less IC payment chip. The battery is rated for 230 minutes of talk time and 200 hours of standby time. No word on pricing at this time. [Akihabara]

Sharp has decided to release a couple of new Tapas OS for the Chinese market. For your info, the Tapas OS is the Chinese version of Android OS. The first model the Sharp SH828U 3G phone that comes equipped with a 3.5-inch WVGA screen, a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, a 5-megapixel camera with AF and flash, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and a microSD slot. The next one is the Sharp SH8118U that features the same 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor and a 3.2-inch HVGA screen. The Sharp SH828U and SH8118U are priced at $475 and $335, respectively. More

Sharp FX For AT&T Unboxing And Video Tour

by Isaiah on July 25, 2010

Here we have the unboxing and video tour of the newly released Sharp FX quick messaging phone for AT&T that we found over at MobileBurn. You could check it out after the break. To remind you, the handset packs a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, a 2-megapixel camera, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a music/video player, AT&T Navigator, Bluetooth and provides direct access to social networking sites. More

Gundam Cell Phone Released In Japan

by Johan on May 19, 2010

Here is good news for all Gundam fans in Japan. Softbank will launch the Gundam cell phone to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gundam plastic models (Gunpla). The phone comes with a 1/100 scale Gundam model kit, a pre-installed software, decals and a Gunpla cell phone cradle. The Gundam cell phone will be released this summer. More

FCC Approves Sharp PB10ZU

by Johan on February 25, 2010

FCC Approves Sharp PB10ZU

Folks in the US will receive the Sharp PB10ZU because FCC has given their nod of approval for the handset. This QWERTY slider phone features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as CDMA compatibility. Stay tuned for more updates. [Engadget]

Sharp’s Latest Solar-Powered Phone For China

by Isaiah on January 27, 2010

Sharp is gearing up to launch their latest solar-powered phone for the chinese market. Dubbed as the SOLAR HYBRID SH6230C, this new clamshell phone offers a large 2.9-inch internal display, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and Sharp’s proprietary solar cell module. The SH6230C will become available in China starting in February for unannounced price yet. More

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