There’s nothing like bathing in the cool green glow of your KDDI Sharp IS01 to cheer you up, just as this happy model has found. If you can’t get enough of the 5-inch multitouch-capable Android clamshell MID then Gigazine’s hands-on report should be your next port of call; they’ve got lashings of video showing the IS01 in action, some of which you can see after the cut.
Video demos after the cut
The IS01 is based on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon chipset, and packs EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Android sits under a custom UI, and there are dual cameras – a 5.3-megapixel one on the back and a lower-res one up front for video calls – with support for augmented reality apps.
Unfortunately Akihabara News weren’t as positive, critiquing the IS01’s build quality though admitting that the Snapdragon keeps things chugging along nicely. We’re crossing our fingers that Sharp do the sensible thing and bring the IS01 to North America and Europe sometime soon.