SlashGear Week in Review

More speed, more gameplay and more pixels has been the theme of the week, with a variety of new hardware launches and upgrades together with some long awaited titles getting released.  Apple lived up to the rumors and introduced new processors and faster FSB for their iMac range, together with stirring up a little controversy over whether they’d had access to Intel’s future product line first.  Faux-Apple hardware also get plenty of attention, as Psystar’s OS X-running Open Computer took time out from being sniped at by fanboys to get benchmarked.


Sharp X-Series LCDs get wireless option for easy wall-mounting

Wall-mounting LCD and plasma TVs might look good if done properly, but all too often the cable management leaves HDMI and other cords dangling down the wall. Sharp are offering a solution, in the shape of the WHDI “wireless HDTV” accessory for their new X-Series LCDs. Developed in partnership with AMIMON, the system allows uncompressed HD footage to be sent wirelessly up to 100-feet.


Willcom D4 WSO16H from Sharp and Willcom – the little UMPC that could!

Sure, this little UMPC can fit in the palm of your hand and is only marginally larger than a lot of the larger smartphones being released these days, but this is no smartphone, this is a full on computer. It has an Intel Atom processor inside, a 40GB HDD, a 5” touchscreen, and so much more.


Nokia N810 running Android OS – could be better than OS2008 for the N810

Some enterprising fellows over at have found a way to get Google’s Android OS onto a Nokia N810 with its OMAP2 chips, which means this particular hack should also work with some Sharp Zaurus models. Anyways, the Android OS looks simply heavenly on the N810 and just goes to further prove that the OS isn’t limited by a cellular connection, it can work on a broad range of mobile devices.


Sharp Mebius Notebook – PC-FW70X and PC-FW50X featuring AMD processors

These notebooks have a broad processor range, but all of them are AMD processors, ranging from a Mobile Sempron 3600+ all the way up to an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58. They come in your choice of black or white, and have a UV coated case on them.


Sharp unveils new Blue-Violet Laser, Promised Faster Blu-Ray Recorder up to 6x

Sharp Corporation announced two new models of blue-violet semiconductor lasers, designed for Blu-Ray recorder to use in PC and notebook. The new laser consumes less power, and enables the dual layer recorder with higher output pulse of 250mW to achieve a much faster 6x burning speed.


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.