Posts tagged with: Sharp
  • by | January 22, 2014 2:44 PM

    It has been a long, long time since we talked about a smartphone from Sharp, and the last time we checked in on some of the company's new devices – all the way back in November 2012 – we weren't exactly blown away by the spread. However, it seems that Sharp has learned a thing or two in the many months since, and today we're hearing about the launch of a new phone a new tablet in Japan, both of which look pretty attractive. First up we have the Aquos mini SHL24, running a Snapdragon 800, and featuring 16GB storage (with microSD expansion), 2GB RAM, a 2120mAh battery, and a big ...

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  • by | October 1, 2013 11:46 AM

    There are dozens of different ways to make the display panel for a smartphone or tablet, involving choices between various semiconductors, backlights, or subpixel arrangements. But when you get down to it, we're generally looking at just one of two base technologies: LCDs, where a white backlight shines through colored RGB filters and liquid crystals act as shutters to let through or block light for each, and OLEDs, where the individual subpixels emit their own light directly. Is there room for a third option? Sharp think so, and has recently been demonstrating its microelectromechanical ...

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  • by | January 16, 2013 5:01 PM

    Last fall, we saw Sony launch PlayStation Mobile with its PlayStation Store chock full of games. In order to access any of this, you needed a PlayStation Certified device, which in addition to including Xperia handsets also includes a number of HTC's big Androids from last year, like the One X and One S. If you've got one of those phones, you'll want to start swinging by the PlayStation Store over the next couple months, as Sony just kicked-off six weeks of free game offers. Starting now, Sony's releasing one free game every seven days, kicking things off with the rhythm game Samurai ...

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  • by | November 7, 2012 12:21 PM

    HTC may be the company to first introduce us to 1080p screens on smartphones, with its J Butterfly apparently getting ready for a US release as the Droid DNA on Verizon, but you had better believe that HTC won't be the only smartphone manufacturer looking to get some attention for super-high-res handsets. We've just learned that Sharp is announcing a 1080p model of its own, upon news of the Aquos Phone SH930W preparing to launch in Russia. We've been talking a lot about the perils of 1080p, not the least of which would be the effect that having to draw all those pixels – well over twice ...

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  • by | June 18, 2012 11:02 AM

    We haven't really seen much of Sharp's current Android skin, but they've just announced that they will be teaming up with a design firm called frog in order to create a new Android based user experience called "Feel UX". You'll find it on Sharp's AQUOS smartphones later this summer. Some of the main UI improvements include lock screen widget functionality and real-time weather animation. Using different gestures on the lock screen you can swipe through different photos, check the weather, see notifications, look at stock quotes, play music, and even unlock straight to the camera. Within ...

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