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The Daily Slash: September 17th 2010

The Daily Slash: September 17th 2010

Welcome to the brand new edition of The Daily Slash. If you've been following the daily wrap-up since its debut a few months back, then you know that it's been changing ever so slightly. And, you may have noticed that it's been on somewhat of a hiatus recently. With that being said, The Daily Slash is back, with a far more streamlined and clean aesthetic to it, bringing you to the best stories of today right here on the R3 Media Network. But first, we'll start with a story found around the Internet that grabbed our attention that may not have made it to the main stream of news. So, let's get right into it, shall we? Welcome to The Daily Slash.

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Buggy Sharp DoCoMo LYNX SH-10B Android MID sales frozen; only 7k bought in 2 months

Buggy Sharp DoCoMo LYNX SH-10B Android MID sales frozen; only 7k bought in 2 months

Looks like NTT DoCoMo aren't having much luck with Sharp's LYNX SH-10B Android MID.  The company froze sales of the QWERTY handheld a week ago, after discovering a security loophole that could allow malicious software to harvest text, then settled on an update that apparently fixed the flaw and would let the carrier put the SH-10B back on sale from tomorrow.  Now that's changed again, with the discovery of a further bug in the MID.

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Sharp Quattron-based 3D TV Introduced, 60-Inches of Increased Brightness

Sharp Quattron-based 3D TV Introduced, 60-Inches of Increased Brightness

This year's proving a good year for in-home 3D TVs. Sharp, which has yet to make a real splash in the market, has just pulled the curtain off their brand new 3D TV, which features their Quattron technology. If that sounds familiar, it should. It was formerly known as QuadPixel, and it's meant to expand the colors displayed on your set, while also increasing the overall brightness. In essence, it's supposed to make the picture you're looking at so much better.

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Verizon “Entourage” ereader duo due September

Verizon “Entourage” ereader duo due September

Here's an odd one.  Verizon are already tipped to be offering at least one 10.1-inch tablet later in 2010, and are name-checked as the potential carrier of choice for Sharp's upcoming duo of LCD ebook readers, but according to Engadget's sources the roadmap has two devices billed as "ereaders" on the roadmap for September that are labelled as "Entourage".  That's got them speculating that the devices may be from the same Entourage that produces the dual-screen eDGe ereader.

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Sharp DoCoMo LYNX SH-10B Android MID hits Japan this month

Sharp DoCoMo LYNX SH-10B Android MID hits Japan this month

It looks like Sharp are playing the field when it comes to carrier partnerships for their IS01 Android-based MID.  Having already been picked up by Japanese network KDDI, a strikingly similar looking model has just been announced for NTT DoCoMo.  The DoCoMo LYNX SH-10B has a 5-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard and dual digital cameras - 5.3-megapixels on the outside, 4.3-megapixels on the inside - and runs Android.

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