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Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007sh Clamshell Official

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!

NTT DoCoMo Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C breaks cover

Sharp has been making HDTV sets for a long time now and the company is also in the smartphone market. The latest smartphone to surface from Sharp is the Aquos Phone SH-12C and the smartphone will be heading to NTT DoCoMo. The smartphone has some interesting features and will come in white or black versions. The OS that the smartphone uses is Android 2.3 and the smartphone is designed to be used along with a Sharp Aquos HDTV set for viewing 3D video.

Disney Themed Android Phone Hitting Japan

Disney stopped their cell phone plans for US distribution back in 2007, but that's not stopping them from releasing devices in Japan. The country has a huge Disney character following, and now they're being treated to their own device, along with some perks. The device will be shipping with Android 2.2 and will be the first smartphone that will ship with exclusive Disney features such as wallpapers, widgets, and applications. Unofficially announced, the phone has specs that are near identical to the Sharp Galapagos 003SH - which include a 3.8-inch touchscreen, no-glasses 3D, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and a 9.6MP camera. To make the deal even sweeter, users will also be granted access to an exclusive @disney.ne.jp email address as well as the ability to choose one of the cases below. [Via MobileCrunch]

Sharp Galapagos tablets headed to US early in 2011

Back in November, we caught word that the Sharp Galapagos Android tablets would be hitting Japan in 2010. If you are in the US and want one of the Sharp tablets, you were probably hoping that Sharp would announce the tablets for American in time for the holiday season this year. That didn’t happen, but the good news is that you won't need to wait long to get the Galapagos tablets if Santa didn’t get you an Android device.

Meizu Launches M9 M9 Christens Site, Full Specs Detailed

The Meizu M9 is proving to be quite the handset. It's been teased for a while now by Meizu's CEO Jack Wong, and now the official site for the impressive device has just been launched offering a peak at the specs. The device will feature the following:
  • 3.5-inch 960 x 640 resolution screen ("Retina" Quality)
  • 1GHz S5PC110 processor
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • GPS, 802.11b/g/n
  • microSDHC
  • removable 1370mAH lithium-polymer battery
  • Radios:
    • GSM
    • GPRS
    • EDGE
    • WCDMA
    • HSDPA
    • HSUPA
Quite the device, indeed. The expected launch date is December 25th in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen; expanding to the rest of China the following week. You can check out the device's webpage over at Meizu.com. [Via Engadget]

Sharp Galapagos tablets due in Japan on December 10

Sharp has announced that its Galapagos Android tablets will arrive in Japan on December 10, with the 5.5-inch EB-W51GJ-R/-S priced at 39,800 yen ($475) and the 10.8-inch EB-WX1GJ-B coming in at 54,800 yen ($654). Initially the slates will be paired with an ebook and emagazine download store, but in Spring 2011 Sharp expects to open up video and music downloads to the pair. Your money gets you a 1024 x 600 display on the smaller units, 1366 x 800 on the larger, complete with an 8GB microSD card in the box and WiFi for browsing. More details in our hands-on.

Ameri-Smartphone Moon over Japan – Sharp Corporation to Release Galapagos Android Devices

So you're walking around a city in Japan, it's about five or ten years back, what do you see? Japan-born electronics as far as the eye can see. Now you're in that same city, it's 2010 - what do you see? iPhones. Tons of iPhones. And what else do you see a spattering of? Android-based phones. Just a spattering, but they're on the rise. In a country known as the Galapagos Islands of mobile phone markets for their wonderful and varied selection of devices and systems, a new wave is cresting, a wave of American-made mobile tech - and app developers are in the mood for surfing.

Sharp IS03 sees 450,000 Japanese pre-orders

Sharp's IS03 has reportedly set new pre-order records for Android devices in Japan, with over 250,000 bought online ahead of the smartphone's launch on KDDI. Meanwhile, in-store pre-orders are believed to be in the region of 200,000. The online pre-orders alone make the IS03 five times more popular than the Samsung Galaxy S or Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 in Japan. The figures come courtesy of market research analyst Kei Shimada. The IS03 is notable for its Retina Display-matching 960 x 640 resolution display and a 9.6-megapixel camera. [via Twitter]
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