Sharp Galapagos A01SH Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Reuben Drake on August 4th, 2011

The Sharp Galapagos A01SH Android tablet features a 7-inch (1024 x 600) display, a 1Ghz nVidia Tegra 2 chipset and the Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS.

Other features include a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, a 2-megapixel secondary camera for video calls. The battery will deliver up to 7.5-hours of battery life. The Sharp Galapagos A01SH will arrive in Japan later this month.

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 AQUOS Hybrid 007SH: World’s first Clamshell Android phone

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Though it isn’t something I would brag about, Sharp’s latest offering, the AQUOS Hybrid 007SH captures 3D Photos and videos and is the world’s first clamshell phone to run the Android OS. The phone also features a 3.4″ WVGA 3D New Mobile ASV touchscreen.

Other features include a 16.10 megapixel rear camera with a high-definition 720p video recording mode, AQUOS TV connector, WiFi, Bluetooth and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It also has an attractive IPX5/IPX7 waterproof body that keeps it safe in water. The phone’s keypad also has ergonomically placed keys to make typing easier.

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 Galapagos Android tablets coming to the US

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

Sharp has announced that it will be bringing its Galapagos Android tablets to the US. These tablets are already being sold over in Japan and were previously rumored to arrive in the US during the holidays, but alas, it never arrived.

However, now they are finally arriving and they should be available in 5-inch and 10-inch sizes. The tablets will be available in 3G versions, instead of the Wi-Fi-only versions in Japan. Sharp will likely have the tablets on display at CES 2011. Better late than never.

DoCoMo Sharp SH-07C e-Book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

The Sharp SH-07C e-Book reader is now available in Japan via DoCoMo’s network. The device weighs in at 240 grams and the 3G e-Book reader features a 5.5-inch color LCD with a 1024×600 resolution.

Some other features include 32GB of internal storage space and support for the new XMDF eBook format. Sadly, we don;t have any info on pricing or availability yet. When we hear something, we’ll let you know.

Sharp announces super slim BD-HP90 3D Blu-ray player

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2010

Sharp’s latest 3D Blu-ray player is the BD-HP90, which is said to be the slimmest in the world. This player measures just 35mm thin and you can use it vertically or horizontally. As far as connectivity, you get a USB port, an HDMI interface, Ethernet and AQUOS Link.

It will do it’s duty with 3D Blu-ray discs, just be aware that it doesn’t support BDXL. The BD-HP90 should hit Japanese markets on November 20th for $495.

Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH glasses-free 3D phones

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2010

Sharp has introduced a pair of glasses-free 3D Android phones over in Japan. The Galapagos 003SH and 005SH are both for Japan’s Softbank network and both devices offer a 3.8-inch 800 x 480 pixel 3D-capable display and are powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 Froyo.

The 005SH has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 8-megapixel camera while the 003SH has a 9.6-megapixel camera capable of 720p video. The 3D content will keep you busy without glasses, with games like Mega Man, Resident Evil and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

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.