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Sharp FX Plus specs

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on July 31st, 2011

The Sharp FX Plus is an Android powered QWERTY-slider smartphone with entry-level specifications. It’s the successor of the original Sharp FX messaging phone. It will be shipping pre-installed with Android 2.2 Froyo, which is dissapointing and it’s powered by a 600MHz processor.

Other features include a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen display, 512MB RAM, a landscape sliding-out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, 802.11 Wi-Fi b/g/n, microUSB 2.0, microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB, Android Market, audience’s earSmart noise cancellation technology, and a bunch of Google and AT&T services.

Sharp PW-AC30 and PW-AC40 Pocket Dictionaries

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2011

Sharp has unveiled two new pocket dictionaries that are available next month. The Sharp Brain PW-AC30 and PW-AC40. The former supports Chinese handwriting input, while the latter supports Korean handwriting input.

Both have a 2.4-inch color touchscreen display with QVGA resolution, a 3.5mm audio jack and a QWERTY keypad. The Sharp Brain PW-AC30 and the PW-AC40 will be available in Japan on July 15, 2011 for about $246.

Sharp To Launch LED AQUOS R5 Series In Japan

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

Sharp is ready to launch the LED AQUOS R5 Series in the Japanese market later this month. This LED TV features a DBXL/DVD burner, a digital TV tuner, USB recording, YouTube and Ethernet.

Both the 26-inch and 32-inch models feature an HD resolution (1366×768), while the 40-inch model has a Full HD resolution (1080p). It is available in 26-inch, 32-inch and 40-inch models. The Sharp LED AQUOS R5 Series will cost you 120,000 Yen ($1,499), 140,000 Yen ($1,749) and 180,000 Yen ($2,248).

Sharp’s new AQUOS PHONE IS11SH 3D capable phone for Japanese females

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2011

Sharp’s new AQUOS PHONE IS11SH is a female friendly phone capable of 3D graphics. The phone runs on Android 2.3 OS and has a 3.7-inch 960 x 540 pixel display, an 8.5 megapixel CMOS camera, mobile wallet service, mobile TV, and infrared data transmission.

The image tells the whole story. This one is targeted at young Japanese women. There is also a slide-out keypad, making typing those texts a lot easier. As a male, I just want to take this oppotunity to say “Ewww”.

Sharp Aquos SH-12C Android 3D Smartphone

Posted in Sharp by Reuben Drake on May 11th, 2011

Sharp is not new to 3D, the Japanese manufacturer already has the Sharp Lynx 3D after all. Now the company has introduced the Sharp Aquos SH-12C Android-powered smartphone with 3D capture capability.

The Aquos features a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor, a 4.2-inch qHD (540 x 960) glasses-free 3D screen, eight-megapixel camera for 2D and 3D video and picture capturing, 512MB of RAM, 2GB ROM, WiFi, HSDPA 14Mpbs, Bluetooth and GPS.

Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI Portable TV

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2011

The Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI portable TV comes with Wi-Fi connectivity built in. This 20-inch portable HDTV features a 1366 × 768 resolution with LED backlight capability, a 400,000:1 contrast ratio, a pair of 2W speakers and a USB HDD recording feature for the Wireless TV tuner. Impressive enough specs for you in a portable TV? Sounds great to us.

The Sharp Free-Style AQUOS LC-20FEI also features DLNA support that allows you to access, store and watch content from your home network. It comes in black, white and pink colors and will be launched in Japan this June.

Sharp launches 70″ AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on April 13th, 2011

Well, looks like Sharp has just unveiled a set much larger than the one you just bought. Then again, if you are the market for a new HDTV, this is going to be much larger than what your friends have too. Sharp’s 70″ AQUOS Quattron LED LCD TV, LC-70LE732U is the largest LCD television you can buy. If you can afford it that is.

Specs include full HD 1080p resolution, full-array LED backlighting, Quattron Quad Pixel Technology and Sharp AQUOS Advantage Live customer service. But that isn’t all you get. There is also built-in WiFi so you can watch on-demand movies via Netflix, VUDU and the like or apps like Facebook, Pandora and Twitter.

Sharp outs three BDXL 3D Aquos DVRs

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

Sharp has announced not one, not two, but three Aquos BDXL 3D DVRs in Japan. The Sharp BD-HDW80, BD-HDW75 and BD-HDW73. They each feature a 1TB HDD, a 500GB and a 320GB HDD.

All three also feature a dual Digital TV tuner and an improved dubbing system. Of course these units will let you record your favorite TV shows and movies and store them on the built-in HDD to view them whenever you like. The Sharp BD-HDW80, BD-HDW75 and BD-HDW73 also support WiFi and the latest 100GB BD-RE XL discs. No word on price yet.

Sharp ships four new LE380 Series Aquos Quattron HDTVs

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2011

Sharp has unveiled the LE830 series for its Aquos Quattron HDTV lineup which includes models in 60, 53, 46 and 40 inches. All four come equipped with integrated Wi-Fi and have access to CinemaNow, Netflix and Vudu services.

They also sport the company’s proprietary quad-pixel technology which adds yellow pixels for deeper and brighter colors, making the HDTV brighter overall. It’s also DLNA certified so you can stream content from home networks and it has four HDMI ports. These are pretty nice looking since they are mostly screen.

Sharp Aquos BD-AV07 Ultra Slim 3D BD Recorder

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on October 21st, 2010

The latest ultra slim 3D Blu-ray recorder from Sharp measures just 35mm thick. The Sharp Aquos BD-AV07 sports a digital TV tuner and supports BD-RE, BD-R as well as BD XL disks.

This BD recorder also supports Japanese VOD internet services. Sharp will release the Sharp Aquos BD-AV07 in December for about 85,000 Yen or around $1,047. If you like thin and don’t mind the price, then pick one up this holiday season.

Sharp announces Galapagos e-reading tablets

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on September 27th, 2010

Sharp missed out on the Tablet wars and are instead focusing on an eBook reader. Their new Galapagos e-reading tablets will hit stores in December and there are two models available. One has a 5.5-inch LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution while the second is larger with a 10.8-inch display featuring a 1366 x 800 pixel resolution.

They also have a track ball for navigation that you can use like a PC mouse and can flip the pages. Both are loaded with Wi-Fi and are heading to the Japanese market. Hopefully they will hit the US soon as well.

Sharp BD-HP80U and BD-HP90U Network 3D Blu-ray Players

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on September 23rd, 2010

Sharp has introduced two new 3D network Blu-ray players with full HD 3D 1080p/24 fps video output. The Sharp BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U. Both players provide you with access to content from a wide variety of sources like Netflix, VUDU and Pandora via Wireless LAN.

The Sharp BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U also play standard-definition DVDs and CDs, as well as DIVX HD, JPEG and MP3 files. The Sharp BD-HP90U and BD-HP80U will be available later this month for $499.99 and $429.99.

Sharp makes new LR388G9 LCD controller chip that controls dual screens

Posted in Sharp by Shane McGlaun on July 28th, 2010

I have seen more than one device over the last year that has a pair of touchscreens rather than a touchscreen and a keyboard. The devices are mostly concepts and the reason for that is that there isn’t a lot of support with hardware for dual screens in one device.

Sharp has unveiled a new chip that controls LCD screens on mobile devices called the LR388G9. This chip can control two displays at once with resolution up to 1024 x 480 on each screen. The chip also supports 1080p output via HDMI.

Sharp’s Brain PW-AC10 e-dictionary looks like a phone

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2010

Here’s a Sharp e-dictionary that looks like a phone. It’s called the Brain PW-AC10 and aims to fool people with it’s BlackBerry-esque candybar looks. The device claims to be the industry’s lightest e-dictionary while carrying two AAA batteries that keep it going for a full 110 hours.

That 2.4-inch LCD QVGA screen will take some getting used to, but the device packs the usual English-Japanese translator, a flashcard feature, and a seven-language traveling phrase book with color images.

Sharp’s new Bluray Recorders will be compatible with BDXL Discs

Posted in Sharp by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2010

Are you excited about the new 100GB and 128GB Bluray discs coming our way? We’re excited too, but the discs will not be compatible with current Bluray players and recorders.

Since the discs are coming from Sharp, they are the company with the first machines that can use them. They’ve announced two new Bluray recorders that will be fully compatible with the new BDXL format and will support 3D Blurays too.