Sharp has developed a new 4.1” IGZO LCD display with 736 pixels per inch (ppi). According to Sharp, its new display has the same pixel density as a 6-inch 4K display. The highest-resolution LCD panel that the company has so far developed is a low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) panel that has a resolution slightly lower than 550ppi.
Sharp has announced that it will introduce a new 7 inch tablet that will boast two different display technologies. The tablet which will be ready by 2015 will have Sharp’s own energy-efficient IGZO tech, and Qualcomm’s light-reflecting Mirasol project.
Aside from a few niche devices, hardware especially smartphone design has been dictated by the most crucial aspect ie the display so far. If Sharp’s new display technology manages to reach mass production at a reasonable price point, it has the potential to revolutionize hardware design across technology verticals.
LCDs have traditionally been rectangular in design because of the need to place the drive circuit called the gate driver along the bezel. With their new Free Form display technology, the company can successfully place these gate drivers within the screen itself. Another benefit is that the bezel can be further slimmed down.
Microsoft has patent licensing agreements with most of the Android device manufacturers out there. The latest addition is Sharp which is licensing Microsoft’s exFAT file system for use in Android devices.
Sharp has partnered with frog, a design agency in US to bring the new Feel UX for their upcoming Aquos Android smartphones. The Feel UX would offer highly interactive experience with its unique lock screen which would let you listen to music, open camera, share images and more directly. You can also check e-mail, weather and stock prices in real-time and phone call history from the lock screen. Continue reading “Sharp Feel UX – new Android UI for upcoming Aquos Smartphones”
The ever expanding smartphone market – Japan is receiving a new distinctive Android device from Sharp, the AQUOS Phone IS14H .he phone and as one might straight away correlate it to a feature phone, it is far from it. Apart from its slide-out numerical keypad nothing much can be compared.
Japanese love the clamshell form-factor for their phones. Thus Sharp and Softbank have announced the world’s first clamshell Android 2.3 phone. The phone is called the Sharp Hybrid 007SH and will be sold though Softbank.
Sharp has launched a new 3D smartphone today called the SH-12C. It is an Android powered smartphone.
The Indian wing of Japan’s Sharp Corporation today launched 4 new handsets for India and made it’s way into the hugely competitive Indian Mobile market.Sharps says that it’s phones target the users who want trendy products but are price-conscious. The company aims to make high quality mobiles highly affordable to all and plans to target the youth crowd with it’s range of handsets. The 4 models launched today were Alice, Blink, Tango and Cyborg. Continue reading “Sharp launches Alice, Blink, Tango and Cyborg Phones in India”
Symbian today announced that Symbian^2 (S^2) platform will be running on the 4 new devices from NTT DOCOMO INC which was unveiled on 18 May 2010 viz the docomo PRIME series™ F-06B, docomo STYLE series™ F-07B and docomo STYLE series F-08B, manufactured by Fujitsu Limited and the docomo PRIME series SH-07B, manufactured by Sharp Corporation.
Apart from being the first devices to run on Symbian^2, these 4 devices also feature 13.2 megapixel camera, full HD video recording and playback, Wi-Fi access point capability and a waterproof body. Continue reading “World’s first Symbian^2 device starts shipping from Japan”
Sharp has developed the world’s first 3D HD camera module capable of recording 720p HD 3D videos. It is scheduled for mass production in 2010 itself!
Sharp, a big player in the electronics industry, has created a 3D touchscreen LCD for mobile phones. The LCD would allow users to switch easily between 2D and 3D modes thereby eliminating loss of power through 3D when not required.