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.

The phone is said to be waterproof so it will survive your next sloppy drunk at the bar with aplomb. That flip form factor looks like something your grandma might use, but underneath it has decent specs. It will pack in a 1GHz snapdragon processor, a 16MP rear camera, and a front camera of unknown res. We assume that front camera to be your typical VGA resolution unit. The touchscreen swivels to make the phone more like your typical smartphone form factor if you prefer. That swiveling screen will make using the high-resolution front camera much easier.

The touchscreen is 3.4-inches across making it nicely sized. Now that you are all caught up with the specs, the new detail on the smartphone today is that the device has crossed the FCC. With the device at the FCC for its needed approvals that means it might be heading to a wireless store near you soon. What do you think of this retro form factor? Would you buy this phone?

[via Engadget]