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Sharp Mebius NJ70A gets video unboxing

Sharp Mebius NJ70A gets video unboxing

Sharp's Mebius NJ70A is still too rich for our blood - $1,000 or thereabouts is simply too much to pay for a netbook, no matter how slick its touchscreen trackpad - but that doesn't mean we're not interested in lapping up all the information about the distinctive ultraportable that we can.  UMPC Fever have acquired one of the  Atom N270 netbooks and promptly shot a video unboxing.

Unboxing video after the cut

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Sharp LCD panels face US import ban over Samsung IP violation

Sharp LCD panels face US import ban over Samsung IP violation

Samsung may have managed to get several models from Sharp's TV and monitor ranges banned from import into the US, after convincing the U.S. International Trade Commission that the products infringe one of its patents.  The IP refers to LCD display technology, with sets from Sharp's Aquos range of HDTVs named as potentially in violation.

 

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Sharp NJ70A versus Sony VAIO P video boot race

Sharp NJ70A versus Sony VAIO P video boot race

It's Monday morning, so what better way to start the day than with two netbooks most people can't officially buy.  Sharp's Mebius NJ70A is one such device, complete with a touchscreen display in place of a traditional trackpad and Intel's Atom N270 CPU, while the 1.86GHz Sony VAIO P25G has the faster Atom Z540 processor currently unavailable through official channels in the US.  After the cut there's a boot race video, plus more details on that surprisingly clever touchscreen.

Video demo after the cut

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Sharp Memory LCD slashes power draw with persistent-pixels

Sharp Memory LCD slashes power draw with persistent-pixels

Sharp have been wowing with their display technology at the SID conference; their five-color LCD stands to revolutionize accuracy-dependent industries like graphic design, and now they're hoping to do similar things with mobile displays.  The Sharp Memory LCD is intended to drastically cut power requirements of a traditional LCD display by reducing the energy each individual pixel requires to remain in its current state.

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Sharp Five-Color LCD over 99% of visible colors

Sharp Five-Color LCD over 99% of visible colors

Sharp have apparently developed a new five-color LCD that's capable of displaying more than 99-percent of real surface colors.  That means that the display is able to show almost all of the colors the unaided human eye can see, including hitherto tricky or impossible shades such as the color of the sea (emerald blue), brass instruments (golden yellow), and roses (crimson red).

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Sharp 20-inch AQUOS DX features Blu-ray burner

Sharp 20-inch AQUOS DX features Blu-ray burner

Sharp showed off their latest HDTV offering today, which is a little bit different than the standard fare. This LCD HDTV features a Blu-ray burner built-in, adding a slew of new functions and expanding the company's AQUOS range of products.

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Sharp RD-PM10 really ought to be a MID

Sharp RD-PM10 really ought to be a MID

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.

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Sharp AQUOS D-Series TVs get Yahoo video

Sharp AQUOS D-Series TVs get Yahoo video

Sharp launched their AQUOS D-Series this morning in Japan, which shows a real effort to enter the Internet-equipped TV market. By means of an Ethernet connection, these TVs can hook up to the Internet and stream content straight onto the screen.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

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 Mebius NJ70A imports priced at $1k

Sharp Mebius NJ70A imports priced at $1k

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.

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Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook with touchscreen trackpad

Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook with touchscreen trackpad

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

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SAHPR S600: knock-off name, decent HD PMP

SAHPR S600: knock-off name, decent HD PMP

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.

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