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Sharp 3D camera module unveiled: headed to Nintendo 3DS?

Sharp 3D camera module unveiled: headed to Nintendo 3DS?

Sharp are already tipped to be among the companies Nintendo is considering for the 2D/3D display on the upcoming Nintendo 3DS; how interesting would it be if they also supplied the handheld with a 3D-capable camera?  Sharp have just announced a 3D camera module for mobile devices that's not only capable of capturing twin 720p HD video streams but of synchronizing the footage and controlling the optical axis.

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Sharp AQUOS DX3 HDTVs with Blu-ray burners onboard outed

Sharp AQUOS DX3 HDTVs with Blu-ray burners onboard outed

Sharp Japan has announced their latest range of HDTVs, the AQUOS DX3 series, with screen sizes ranging from 32- to 52-inches and each packing an integrated Blu-ray recorder.  The Sharp AQUOS LC-52DX3, LC-46DX3 and LC-40DX2 all support Full HD 1080p resolution on screens measuring 52-, 46- and 40-inches respectively, together with 2m:1 contrast ratios, ethernet and BD-LIVE support.

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Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 drops QWERTY, gains handwriting recognition

Sharp NetWalker PC-T1 drops QWERTY, gains handwriting recognition

Sharp have outed a new, keyboard-free version of their NetWalker PC-Z1 MID, in the shape of the touchscreen-only NetWalker PC-T1.  The Z1 was pretty much the epitome of a niche device, with its ultra-compact keyboard making it unsuitable for anything more than the occasional pecking out of emails; in its footsteps, the similarly 5-inch 1024 x 600 T1 gets an onscreen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

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Sharp Quatron 3D LCD HDTVs arriving this summer

Sharp Quatron 3D LCD HDTVs arriving this summer

Sharp have become the latest HDTV manufacturer to tip their hand with regards a 3D launch, confirming that they will be releasing 3D-capable models this coming summer.  The Sharp Aquos 3D TVs will use the company's new four-primary-color Quatron 3D LCD panels, which are apparently optimized for 3D viewing and is, in fact, 1.8x brighter when viewing 3D content (which requires special glasses) than 2D content.

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Sharp: “in talks” over 3D LCD for phones, no comment on 3DS

Sharp: “in talks” over 3D LCD for phones, no comment on 3DS

Sharp have declined to comment on speculation that its new 3D LCD displays will find their way into Nintendo's upcoming 3DS games handheld, on the basis that "you could easily guess the name of a company."  Yoshisuke Hasegawa, general manager of the company's LCD business, confirmed to press that Sharp are in talks with at least one mobile phone manufacturer.

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Sharp 3D touchscreen LCD another Nintendo 3DS contender

Sharp 3D touchscreen LCD another Nintendo 3DS contender

With Nintendo's 3DS gaming handheld on the horizon, any glasses-free 3D display technology announcement is being examined closely.  Back in March we pondered whether Nintendo might use Hitachi's 3D system, based on the company already being a DSi screen supplier, but now Sharp - who also supply Nintendo with LCDs - have announced their own 3.4-inch 3D LCD technology.  As for whether it works, Akihabara News reckon it's "REALLY impressive" and the equal of systems requiring 3D glasses.

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KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

KDDI Sharp IS01 MID gets video demos

There's nothing like bathing in the cool green glow of your KDDI Sharp IS01 to cheer you up, just as this happy model has found.  If you can't get enough of the 5-inch multitouch-capable Android clamshell MID then Gigazine's hands-on report should be your next port of call; they've got lashings of video showing the IS01 in action, some of which you can see after the cut.

Video demos after the cut

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Sharp IS01 Android MID for KDDI packs multitouch, EVDO Rev.A

Sharp IS01 Android MID for KDDI packs multitouch, EVDO Rev.A

Japanese carrier KDDI have unveiled their own Android based offering, and rather than a smartphone it's a 3G-enabled MID.  The Sharp IS01 packs Qualcomm's 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-inch 960 x 480 multitouch display and a full QWERTY keyboard, together with integrated EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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Microsoft Pink leaks again: April 20th Verizon launch? [Update: & Vodafone!]

Microsoft Pink leaks again: April 20th Verizon launch? [Update: & Vodafone!]

Microsoft's been a leaky old sieve lately, with Courier slipping out earlier and even more Project Pink news just now.  After yesterday's Verizon revelation and the subsequent firmware leak comes new images of the two Sharp-manufactured Pink phones, the Pure and Turtle, themselves, along with a potential launch date of April 20th.

Update: Apparently the devices will also get an international launch - in their GSM formats - with carrier Vodafone.

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Sharp AQUOS LC-65E77UM 65-inch HDTV debuts

Sharp AQUOS LC-65E77UM 65-inch HDTV debuts

Sharp have outed two new HDTVs, and they reckon they've managed to make them both huge and "competitively priced".  The 65-inch Sharp AQUOS LC-65E77UM and 60-inch Sharp AQUOS LC-60E77UN each pack full 1080p HD resolution together with 120Hz frame rate and 4ms response time.

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Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1 hands-on

Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1 hands-on

While we were checking out Freescale's Smartbook Tablet reference design earlier, the team there whipped out the Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1 and asked if we wanted to play with another device based on their mobile chipsets.  It seemed rude to say no; after all, this distinctive little clamshell packs a 5-inch touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard along with its 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.  Check out our first-impressions after the cut.

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Sharp LX-Series HDTVs with 2m:1 contrast

Sharp Japan have outed four new LX-series HDTVs, each boasting massive 2,000,000:1 contrast ratios.  The range starts from the 40-inch LC-40LX1 and tops out at the 60-inch LC-60LX1, with 46- and 52-inch models in-between; each offers Full HD 1920p resolution, "industry's lowest" power consumption, and a six-speaker integrated sound system with dual sub-woofers on all but the smallest.