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The Yahoo! Phone: Running on Google’s Android

Can you say Winning... Oh wait I must be confusing this with something else. Apparently Yahoo is planning to build a phone running on Google's Android OS. Maybe I should say fail instead but then again Yahoo is the biggest search giant in Japan, not Google. What we have here are a few reports that over in Japan Yahoo is planning to release an Android phone with a nice custom user interface skin and geared at you guessed it -- Yahoooo!

Sharp Shows Off 7″ Android 3.2 Galapagos Tablet

Today Sharp has unveiled their newest tablet and this one will be running Android 3.2 Honeycomb on a small 7" form factor. This Android slate looks nice and has an aluminum uni-body design around back and will be powered by those specs we are all used to for tablets. NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 Ghz processor, 1GB of ram and should have 8GB internal storage.

Sharp Galapagos 7-inch Android Tablet Passes FCC

Hoo boy wouldn't you like to get your hands on a device named after a pile of islands? That's what Sharp is banking on, and if our brief history with the Galapagos name is any indication, we're in for a hit-or-miss ride. What this tablet COULD mean for us is a 7-inch tablet (though in the past we've also hear 5-inch and/or 10-inch, just to cover all the bases, and an Android with massively present user interface overlay. Big fat tablets from the East, what we desire!

Sharp Aquos Android clamshell hits the FCC, one step closer to your pocket

We have already talked about the interesting looking Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007sh smartphone when it went official this month. The Android smartphone is a clamshell device that flips open and closed like the mobile phones of yore. If you have missed the coverage of the 007sh so far, I will recap the highlights of the smartphone for you. The thing that Android purists will want to know right off the bat is that the smartphone runs Android 2.3.

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]
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