Color us frustrated: Sharp have put together a gorgeous mixture of touchscreen, tilting display and full-QWERTY keyboard, and wasted the whole thing by limiting it to e-dictionary and media playback duties. The Sharp RD-PM10 has a 4.3-inch WQVGA touchscreen, FM radio and 8GB of onboard storage, but lacks WiFi or Bluetooth or indeed any sort of internet software.
It's been a week of mobile device reviews, along with the Bluetooth accessories that go with them, here at SlashGear, with Samsung's Tocco Ultra S8300 and Instinct S30 showing up for playtime. We also gave our opinion on the big news in Bluetooth headsets, in the shape of the Plantronics Voyager Pro and the Aliph Jawbone PRIME. Finally, HTC's Touch Diamond2 flaunted itself in a video unboxing, while the Mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 3G got its review.
Sharp's Mebius NJ70A could be hitting US shores sooner than we expected, with the news that importer Dynamism have listed the netbook. The Mebius has a special multitouch-capable LCD touchscreen trackpad, which can be used as a secondary 4-inch display or a way to control media playback, games or other software.
Sharp have been pretty quiet on the netbook front, but that's set to change with the launch of the Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A next month. Delivering what many netbook manufacturers find impossible - something unique in the segment - the Mebius PC-NJ70A's special trick is a 4-inch 854 x 480 flush-fitting touchscreen trackpad, which can not only be used for controlling the mouse but as a secondary sub-display.
Video demo after the cut
As brand knock-offs go, SAHPR are really cutting things close with their logo-identical anagram of Sharp. Still, what's an HD PMP manufacturer to do when they want to break into the competitive mediaplayer market; the SAHPR S600 could easily get lost in the crush, even with a capacious 5-inch display.
Sharp just keeps cranking out the TVs! The latest in their AQUOS line is the A-Series. It's getting its first reveal in Japan and consists of three different HDTVs: the LC-52AE6 at 52-inches, the LC-46AE6 at 46-inches and the LC-40AE6 at 40-inches. But the best thing about them is they're green.
Sharp has really been trying to bring innovation to their products over the last few years. At CES this year they introduced the new BD line of HDTVs with built-in Blu-ray players. Now Sharp has introduced the XL-DH258NH and XL-DH228NH audio systems complete with music integration (not pictured on the right).
These “music systems” come complete with and iPod dock (nothing too big their) and a USB port for “SlotMusic.” This iPod dock like many is top-mounted and allows both systems the compatibility to play music and charge all generations of Apple’s popular iPod line.
Today Sharp announced the new BD series of LCD TVs that include built-in Blu-ray players. Focusing on the needs of consumers the series will be available in 54” 46” 42” 37”and 32” sizes. This new line will incorporate AQUOS Pure Mode as well as a Superview Panel to enhance the viewing experience.
Today at in a press conference Sharp announced that they are taking extra steps to become more eco-friendly. The series of ultra thin LCDs are designed to be more eco friendly and are up to 30% more energy efficient than traditional LCD TVs using OLED technology.