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KDDI AQUOS Pad SHT21 packs IGZO display for 2.5x battery life

KDDI AQUOS Pad SHT21 packs IGZO display for 2.5x battery life

The second mobile device to use Sharp's IGZO screen technology, the KDDI AQUOS Pad SHT21, has been revealed, a 7-inch tablet promising more than double the runtime of rival slates. Following on from Sharp's SH-02E phone, announced for DoCoMo earlier this month, the AQUOS Pad SHT21 runs at 1280 x 800 resolution and, Sharp claims, will run for 2.5x as long as tablets with conventional displays thanks to IGZO's frugal nature.

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DoCoMo SH-02E ZETA first phone to use Sharp’s frugal IGZO screen

DoCoMo SH-02E ZETA first phone to use Sharp’s frugal IGZO screen

DoCoMo has launched the first smartphone to use Sharp's IGZO display technology, the AQUOS PHONE SH-02E ZETA, promising economy advantages as well as increased brightness for outdoor use. Sharp's panels were originally tipped to show up in Apple products, potentially the third-gen iPad, however it's taken a little extra time to get them market ready, with the new DoCoMo Android phone the first to benefit. Still, the SH-02E is more than just a screen trailblazer: it also packs a 16.3-megapixel camera with both optical and electronic stabilization.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 2nd, 2012

This morning it's time to put your guns away with a cut-down on what might be the most dangerous 3D printing effort in its short history. It's been rumored that Deutsche Telekom might be straight up buying MetroPCS. Of the 25% of Americans that own tablets right this minute, Android and the iPad are in a close race for dominance - Pew also notes that half of the adults in the USA own either a smartphone or a tablet.

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Sharp 5-inch 1080p display eyes-on: You want this in your next phone

Sharp 5-inch 1080p display eyes-on: You want this in your next phone

Forget Retina display: Sharp's new 5-inch, 1080p LCD panels have come out to wow at CEATEC, and at 443ppi they already have us looking at our current phones with disappointment and disgust. Announced yesterday, and set to hit mass production imminently, the new smartphone screens also use advanced CG-Silicon technology to cut down on how many layers are involved in the display sandwich.

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Sharp unveils Cocorobo @ Home virtual management system

Sharp unveils Cocorobo @ Home virtual management system

Anyone remember the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House? We're thinking that some of the executives at Sharp watched that movie and then decided we needed something like that in real life, as Sharp unveiled a new virtual management system called Cocorobo @ Home at Ceatec 2012 in Japan. The best way to describe Cocorobo @ Home is as a system that allows you to control all of your Sharp appliances from one simple interface.

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Sharp begins production on 5-inch 1080p displays

Sharp begins production on 5-inch 1080p displays

A lot of the current top-of-the-line Android handsets have screens with a 1280 x 720 resolution on average, but that's about to change. Sharp is wanting to bring 1080p displays to phablets of all kinds, and has announced that it has started production of its own 5-inch, full 1080p HD smartphone displays.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

It's Friday once again folks, with most of you already enjoying the weekend. Today, the iPhone 5 launched in 22 additional regions around the world, setting Apple's plan to have it in over 100 countries by the end of the year on track. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the sad state of Apple Maps today (recommending some other Maps apps in the process), and we took a closer look at his words in a new column. Even more surprising is the fact that the iOS App Store now features a download page specifically for other Maps applications.

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Sharp says they’re making plenty of iPhone 5 displays

Sharp says they’re making plenty of iPhone 5 displays

After reports that Sharp was said to be behind in the manufacturer of iPhone 5 screens, Reuters is reporting that the company is in fact keeping up with demand. Sharp was blamed for the shortage of iPhone 5 units during launch when the estimated shipping date was moved back to almost a month in a matter of just a few of days.

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Sharp expected to sell shares to Foxconn for less amid decline in value

Sharp expected to sell shares to Foxconn for less amid decline in value

It's hard to believe that amid such huge demand for smartphones and tablets, Sharp Corp. is seeing its stock prices declined. The main market categories that Sharp operates in are liquid crystal displays, LCD television sets, and solar panels. All of its main markets are unprofitable at this time. Sharp is expected to post a loss of ¥250 billion for its fiscal year ending in March of next year.

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iPhone 5 Sharp screen delay could bottleneck supply

iPhone 5 Sharp screen delay could bottleneck supply

The iPhone 5 could end up in short supply, with word that Sharp has apparently experienced delays in mass producing displays for the much-anticipated iOS smartphone. Sharp had intended to begin large scale production and shipping of the new LCD panels in August, an insider whispered to the WSJ, but unspecified manufacturing problems have supposedly scuppered that timescale.

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Shipments of iPhone 5 screens will start in August tips Sharp

Shipments of iPhone 5 screens will start in August tips Sharp

Rumors of the next-generation iPhone continue to surface. One of the latest rumors is that Apple will have a press event on September 12 to unveil the next-generation iPhone. That event is still firmly in rumor land at this point, and it will be weeks before any press invites go out confirming the September 12 event. Typically invites to Apple events show up about seven days before the event is held.

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Sharp and Hydis announce LCD license agreement

Sharp and Hydis announce LCD license agreement

There have been rumblings in the past that Hydis’ FFS LCD technology would make its way into certain tablets, and now the Korean manufacturer has signed a license agreement with Sharp that will see the two companies using each other's technology. The agreement will allow Sharp to make use of Hydis’ Fringe Field Switching LCD technology, which is similar to IPS technology but allows for higher brightness and a superior color gamut.

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