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Sharp Galapagos A01SH 7-inch tablet gets official, launches in late August

Sharp Galapagos A01SH 7-inch tablet gets official, launches in late August

It's been about a month now since we saw the Sharp Galapagos 7-inch tablet clear the FCC. There are probably some geeks out there wondering when the tablet will hit stores. Sharp has offered a launch date on the tablet for Japan and that date may be when we will see it in the US and other countries as well. The tablet will ship in late August according to the official PR.

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Sharp’s laser-growing molecule manipulator gets video demo

Sharp’s laser-growing molecule manipulator gets video demo

It may look like some monstrous espresso machine, stripped of its shiny Italian casing, but the Sharp MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) actually spits out Blu-ray lasers and other carefully grown components. Lurking at Sharp's Oxford, UK, research lab, Humans Invent reports, the MBE can carefully manipulate tiny clusters of atoms around in almost perfect vacuum, exploring new ways to craft next-gen electronics.

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Sharp and NHK offer world’s first 85-inch Direct-View LCD that works with Hi-Vision

Sharp and NHK offer world’s first 85-inch Direct-View LCD that works with Hi-Vision

Years ago at CES when HDTV at 1080p was the big thing, I remember walking into a booth where they had a TV set up offering twice the resolution of HD sets of the day. That prototype was really cool and the picture was fantastic. Sharp and partner NHK have announced that they have developed the world's first 85-inch Direct-View LCD compatible screen that is compatible with Super Hi-vision. That last spec is the important one here.

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Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C surfaces with 3D video and photo capability

Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C surfaces with 3D video and photo capability

There are a lot of consumers that are aware of 3D TV and have still not adopted, many people are waiting for the tech to get cheaper and for 3D to advance to the point where you don't need glasses, or can at least use cheap passive glasses. Sharp is one of the companies in the TV world that has a large line of Aquos 3D sets. Sharp is also getting 3D tech into other types of products and has unveiled a new smartphone that does 3D.

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Sharp develops massive 156-screen immersion system

Sharp develops massive 156-screen immersion system

When it comes to being more immersed in any sort of content the larger the screen the easier it is. This is why a flick on a gigantic IMAX screen is so much cooler than a similar flick on a smaller screen in your local theater. Sharp has developed a new and very cool multi screen display system that makes the whole room into a giant display. The screen is installed in a theme park called Huis Ten Bosch Co. Ltd.

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Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

Apple Using Sharp’s Next-Gen LCD Displays For iPhone 6 In Spring 2012?

With the white iPhone 4 possibly just one day away and the iPhone 5 still months away in September, it's surprising we are already on the topic of the iPhone 6. But, indeed, news on the 6th-gen iPhone has already started now with reports that Apple selected Sharp to supply the LCD displays. According to Japanese newspaper, Nikkan, Sharp will begin manufacturing the displays in Spring of 2012.

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Sharp develops new small and medium LCDs with oxide semiconductor tech

Sharp develops new small and medium LCDs with oxide semiconductor tech

When it comes to your smartphone, the thing that consumes most of the battery power inside the device is the LCD screen. The LCD is also one of the thicker components of the smartphone and has a lot of impact on how thin the device can be made. The brighter the screen is, the better you can see it in the outdoors or other bright locations. With all that said, the thinner and brighter our screens of smartphones and tablets can be, the smaller and easier to read the devices can be as well.

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