Sharp Reveals World’s Thinnest LCD Flat Panel TV with AQOUS X Series

News from Far East, the newest AQOUS X series claimed thinnest LCD television ever made, measured just 1.35 inches (34mm). It’s 0.15-inch thinner than Hitachi Ultra Thin line of displays. The X trio comes with 3 sizes of 37, 42 and 46 inch models. All three models share similar features like 120Hz double rate conversion, 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, Full 1080P with brightness of 450 cd/m2. Don’t get too excited yet, production wouldn’t start until April.

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Sharp LC-32GP3U LCD TVs for gamers

Oh, add onto the end of that model number another hyphen (-) and your choice of B, R, or W for Black, Red Wine, or White which are your bezel color choices (are they really marketing to gamers with colors like Red Wine?). They are apparently very bright and offer a 176 degree viewing angle.


New Slim Line Sharp AQUOS for Gaming

Sharp reveals a new member of the slim Line GP3U series AQUOS family today. The 32” (LC-32GP3U) 1080p AQUOS LCD TV features cutting-edge Vyper Drive game mode to reduce lag time between TV and game console and optimize reaction time for the most changing game. The Full 1080/24p display is equipped with plenty of connection options, 3×1.3 HDMI, 2 components, D-sub and a subwoofer audio output.


Sharp drops two new phones in Japan, 820SH and 821SH

Other than the 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, and 2MP cam there isn’t much interesting about this pair of devices other than their MBP-like appeal. The 821SH is the silver-ish looking one, and would probably match your MacBook Pro perfectly.


Sharp Launching Aquos Line of Internet Desktops

The first in the line is the PC-AX30v with a 1.6GHz Celeron processor, 1GB of DDR2, and a 160GB HDD. That’s perfect for not doing much more than surfing the internet on and storing media one.

The second is the PC-AX80V which has the same specs but adds a TV tuner and HDMI input. This brings the desktop line even closer to being fully integrated into your home theater.


Sidekick Slide reviewed

Well, with Mr. Rubin in the news a lot, one of the creators of Danger, the Sidekick mobile device manufacturer, lets take a look at a Sidekick that wasn’t from his former company, the Sidekick Slide made by Motorola. The Motorola phone doesn’t differ too much in the software department, it still uses the same OS as its Danger-made counterparts, but its screen doesn’t flip, it slides upward.

Overall, they liked it, the main thing they like was the aesthetics of the actual device, the way it looked, was shaped, stuff like that. They had some issues with the keyboard, and they kind of wished they had stuck with the rotating screen instead of the sliding one, but other than that, they liked it.


Win a Sidekick LX

So the guys over at the Sidekick wiki, your source for all things sidekick, are giving away a couple of Sidekick LX’s. As I am sure some of you know, the new Sidekick LX is dropping today, the 24th, on T-Mobile’s network.

Now T-Mobile his having a bunch of little shin-digs, parties, or other gala events throughout the country, but the Sidekick wiki is just giving two of ‘em away. So, what do you have to do to enter to win one of these amazing devices? Sign up, upload a pic or avatar to your profile on their site, and post a comment answering a simple question, I’ll leave it to you to check out what that is. Read on for device specs though.


Sharp SH-920 Aquos cell phone

Who would have ever thought that a cell phone would ever have a better screen than my TV? Well it’s happened, and I feel the urge to go into early retirement/hiding now.

This cell phone has a 3.2 inch screen with a resolution of 480×854, a contrast ratio of 2000:1, and support for up to 26 million colors. Oh yeah, there is also the standard widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.


Sharp unveils a tiny LCD screen that doubles as a scanner

Sharp has shown off an interesting new piece of technology in the form of a small 3.5-inch LCD screen that also doubles as a scanner.

“The screen, on show at the Ceatec exhibition, features an optical scanner for each LCD pixel, and could also be used to recognise fingers or other objects.” Just imagine if something like this were incorporated into a mobile phone. If someone were to say, hand you a business card, you could simply place it on the screen and scan it. Or, you could have a biometric lock on your phone.


Techvision W104 water proof LCD TV for your bath or pool

Really you could stick it anywhere, but why buy a waterproof LCD unless you are going to put it somewhere you’d be worried about it getting wet? It has a Sharp 10.4” LCD built into it.

There is also a pair of speakers built in for stereo sound. There is even a waterproof remote control.


Sharp’s latest 8-inch LCD could wind up in your next vehicle

It has a luminescence of 500 candelas/m2 and a contrast ration of 2500:1, which means it would be good for other applications, but instead it will likely wind up telling you how fast you are going. There are apparently several uses for this type of in-dash display.

First and foremost it could be used for gauges, or it could display multiple things, such as a digital read out of the temperature in and out of the vehicle, a digital speedometer with numbers instead of a gauge. And then in the background it could have information pertaining to your audio system, a backup or other parking cameras, night vision, maybe even GPS.


IFA 2007 – Sharp’s super-thin LCD caught on video

It’s early days, but Sharp’s indecently thin LCD TV has undoubtedly been the talk of IFA 2007.  Just 20mm in the screen section, and a mere 29mm at its thickest, the glass-encased Aquos weighs just 25kg and yet boasts an astonishing 100,000:1 contrast ratio.  Little surprise that spontaneous gasps leaked from the audience on first seeing it.

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