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Sharp to produce smartphone screens in TV production plant

One of the signs of growing demand for smartphones and mobile devices is when electronics manufacturers start reallocating resources to the production of smartphone components. Such seems to be the case with Sharp who will be producing smartphones screens in a plant that's originally designed to make large TV displays.

Sharp’s 5-inch 1080p smartphone shown off against the competition

Smartphones with quad-core processors and massive 5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD displays are going to be the talk of 2013. HTC's already released their DROID DNA, and reports of similar offerings have came from Samsung, LG, and a few others. Today however Sharp is showing off their new 5-inch 1080p smartphone, and comparing it to the competition. It features some pretty impressive specs too so lets take a look.

Sharp 5-inch 1080p display production gets green light

Many of the most popular smartphones as of late all are coming with larger and higher resolution displays. Today Sharp has just announced their new 5-inch fully HD 1080p smartphone display technology will begin full-scale production, and has the green light to get going. Sharp is looking to power the beautiful screens on multiple devices with these new displays.

Sharp and frog work together on Feel UX Android user interface

Many of the Android smartphones on the market today have a custom user interface over the top to allow the maker to tweak how the operating system looks and feels to suit its needs. The upside to these user interfaces is that they do often make Android easier to navigate for some users and arguably make the operating system better looking. The downside is that these user interfaces are also the reason updates for Android are delayed.

Sharp’s Evangelion Android phone is fan service done right

I'll admit, I was a little skeptical when I read that Sharp and NTT DoCoMo were releasing a modified version of the Japan-only AQUOS SH-06D to coincide with the release of the latest Neon Genesis Evangelion movie. "That's nice," thought I, "it'll probably be a mildly lame tie-in with a themed case and a few ringtones, like the R2-DROID-2." Yeah, apparently not. Fan site EvaGeek.org got a loot at a preview for the upcoming device, and the level of thought and care that's gone into it is astounding.

Sharp RW-T110 tablet has Gingerbread and lots of cheek

What's more annoying than a brand-new Android device that's running an OS version behind? One that's running two versions behind, with no clear reason for doing so. Sharp's just unveiled their RW-T110 tablet for the Japanese business market, and as the title suggests, it's running Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. For the sake of completeness, I'll note that Gingerbread was released in December of 2010, and Ice Cream Sandwich's open source code was published just over four months ago by Google. Nice try, Sharp, we'll see if you can product a tablet and tablet OS combination next year.

NTT Docomo prepares Evangelion-themed Android phone

Attention: if you've got a EVA-01 toy limited edition collector's statue sitting on your desk, a poster of Rei on your wall and a NERV theme on your phone, you probably want one of these. Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has teased a special edition Sharp AQUOS SH-06D phone for fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the popular 90s-era anime and head trip. Like approximately 65% of Japanese cartoons [citation needed], Evangelion is about gigantic fighting robots  and presumably the phone takes the theme from the futuristic interfaces found on the show.
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