Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007sh Clamshell Official

May 20, 2011
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What in the weird is going on here? It's true Android can be run on basically any device you've got prepared for it to run on, but a clamshell phone? Sort of like back to the future, yes? This device is Sharp's effort to bring something "new" to the Android world with some surprisingly impressive specs for such a retro looking phone. Behold a 1GHz second-gen Snapdragon processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, and Dropbox and Qik apps pre-installed for your pleasure!

This little ditty they say will be coming out in Japan first but given a good response will be spread over the whole toasty earth like a jam. Will it beat the Galaxy S II? Hardly. Will it sell a few thousand units? One would hope. This device also has a… what?! A 3D ready display with a 3D TV tuner! On there's a front-facing camera with an unnamed resolution on it as well. Probably VGA like everyone else, tuckers.

What an odd little combination of elements! Would you purchase such a device if it were put in front of you? Looks like it's running Android 1.x doesn't it? Turns out it's running Android 2.3 Gingerbread from what we've been told. Also that flippable screen weighs in at 3.4-inches. Nice? Seems kinda sorta nice.

[via Android Guys]


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  • Anonymous

     surprisingly ok looking clamshell…but HECK NO I wouldn’t buy it

  • Anonymous

     surprisingly ok looking clamshell…but HECK NO I wouldn’t buy it

  • Deadwood

    Yes, I would purchase this as gift for my wife as she prefers this keypad and the flip phone. I have purchased her a touchscreen smartphone, but it sits new, on a shelf, as she still insists on clinging to her now years old Samsung flip phone. Will this be available in the States? Thank you.

  • Deadwood

    Yes, I would purchase this as gift for my wife as she prefers this keypad and the flip phone. I have purchased her a touchscreen smartphone, but it sits new, on a shelf, as she still insists on clinging to her now years old Samsung flip phone. Will this be available in the States? Thank you.

  • Paul

     I would absolutely consider it.  I thought when android came out we would see a split between all touchscreen and regular style phones running it, but all we got were bigger and bigger smartphones.  I’d love the android functionality but with the screen protected and a proper buttons …

  • Kristi

    Yes, I would definitely buy this. I love my original Motorola Droid, but I’ve actually missed having a keypad, not a qwerty keyboard. I wish there was an easy way to get one of these to work in the US. *sigh*

  • Anonymous

    Since I’ve yet to see a good android slider phone I’d love one of these.

    Then again, I prefer unscratched screens, buttons for faster input and a casing design that’ll last more than 18 months so I’m definitely old fashioned.