Apple Rumored to Adopt IGZO Displays on 2014 MacBook, Battery Life Will Soar

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Thanks to Intel’s fourth generation processors, known as Haswell, we’re seeing battery life on Apple’s recent MacBook Air refresh nearly double what it was before. However, we may see even greater increases in battery life as Apple is rumored to be making the jump to IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, display technology, which can […]

Samsung Planning Galaxy Note 12.2 With Retina Display

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Samsung is reportedly planning an even larger Galaxy Note tablet for launch later this year with a very high resolution screen. According to Korea’s ET News, the South Korean technology giant is working on a Galaxy Note 12.2 tablet. The slate will, as its name implies, have a 12.2-inch display along with a screen resolution of […]

Sharp Shows Off Possible iPhone 6 Feature

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At CES 2013, Sharp not only showed off flexible displays like Samsung, but maybe more importantly, the company showed off its IGZO display technology, the same technology that has been rumored to be coming with the next iPhone model, presumably called the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 6. Read: iPhone 6 Release Date Again Pegged […]

1080p HD Displays Coming to Phablets Soon Thanks to Sharp Displays

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Many phablets–or smartphones with a display size of 5-inch–already come with HD displays today, but those screens are limited to a 720p HD resolution. The Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Note, which popularized the category after Dell had released the 5-inch Streak with a WVGA resolution, comes with 720p HD display with 1280 X 800 pixels and […]

Sharp Shipping iPhone 5 Displays This Month

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Displays for the new iPhone 5 will ship from Sharp Corporation to Apple factories this month where assembly can kick off on the new iPhone. “Shipments will start in August,”says Sharp President Takashi Okuda, referring to displays for the next Apple iPhone. Reuters reports that Okuda made the statement at a press briefing, but would not provide specific details about […]

Thinner iPad Mini With Retina Display Possible?

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The iPad Mini rumor mill is hard at work again and the latest rumors peg Apple’s new iPad as having a 7.85-inch IGZO display made by Sharp. According to MyDrivers, courtesy of UnwiredView, supply chain sources have indicated that Sharp will be making IGZO display panels for the iPad Mini. IGZO stands for indium gallium […]

Leaked iPad 3 Parts Point to a Retina Display from Sharp

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With each passing day we seem to learn something new about the upcoming iPad 3. If not something new, then we see something that can make those rumors a bit more concrete. Today there’s some leaked parts which could confirm some of the iPad 3 rumors that have been floating around recently. Today’s leaked parts […]

720p Glasses-Free 3D Sharp Smartphone Comes to Japan December 2

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Sharp will one-up HTC’s efforts on the qHD glasses-free 3D display on the HTC EVO 3D (through Sprint in the U.S.) with its own Sharp SH-01D smartphone for NTT Docomo in Japan. That device will have a resolution of 1280 X 720, or 720p, on a 4.5-inch display, that combines glasses-free 3D technology via parallax […]

HTC Vigor Looks Pedestrian Next to Sharp Aquos 102SH Smartphone

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If you want everything–and the kitchen sink–in a smartphone, look no further than the Sharp Aquos 102SH Android smartphone that’s destined for the Japanese market. The Aquos-branded Android device packs in a lot of drool-worthy specs that makes our geeky hearts lust after it, including being among one of the first publicly announced devices to […]

Sharp’s 8K4K TV: Beyond Life-Like Picture

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The number of HDTVs at IFA 2011 in Berlin is daunting. Most manufacturers are of course pushing connected 3D HDTVs, but the  Sharp’s 8K4K television is turning the most heads. The 8K4K  is an incredible glimpse into the future of couch potatoes. The Sharp 8K4K is picture is incredibly realistic thanks to its 85″ diagonal stature and exceedingly high […]

Sharp FX Plus Now Free With Contract at Walmart

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The Android-powered Sharp FX Plus with a Sidekick-inspired design is now available at Walmart. The handset is priced at $350 for those commitmentphobes who aren’t willing to sign onto a  contract, or will be made available for free for those who are willing to agree to a two-year contract with AT&T as the network. The […]

Sharp Turns to AT&T With Sidekick-Inspired Android FX Plus Smartphone

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Sharp, which was a longtime manufacturing partner for Danger’s Sidekick line of phones, was replaced by T-Mobile when that carrier switched the Sidekick line to Android and chose Samsung instead. However, it looks like Sharp may not be done with the Sidekick form factor with a sliding screen mechanism over a landscape oriented QWERTY keyboard […]

7-Inch Sharp Galapagos Tablet Seen at FCC

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It looks like Sharp may be readying a 7-inch Android tablet under its Galapagos brand name. The 7-inch model would sit in the middle of Sharp’s other tablets with a 5.5- and 10.8-inch displays. Not a lot of information is available at the FCC at this time, but it is now known that the Sharp […]

Sharp Launching Sidekick 4G Competitor for AT&T?

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A new leaked photo for a Sharp-made device was originally thought to be yet another Sidekick variant for T-Mobile USA, but it turns out that the Sidekick alum may be releasing the Android smartphone with the familiar form factor for rival AT&T. Sharp is no stranger to the Sidekick brand as it has made several […]

Sharp Taking Aquos Smartphone Brand Global

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Sharp, which has released a number of Android smartphones under its Aquos brand in Japan, will be looking to take the brand global with smartphone releases worldwide. It’s unclear which models and what features will make it outside of Japan when they do begin to roll out worldwide. At CES, when I last talked to […]

Sharp Introduces World’s First Clamshell Android Phone

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If you’re a time traveler from 2004, live in Japan and have been looking for a phone with some familiarity, Sharp’s AQUOS PHONE THE HYBRID 007SH might just be the phone you’re looking for. In all seriousness, the Sharp has unveiled this new clamshell Android phone, the first from a major manufacturer, and it will […]

Sharp Launches Aquos Android Smartphone with 3D, qHD Display

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Taking on the HTC EVO 3D, Sharp will be providing Japanese residents a 3D-capable smartphone in the form of the Aquos Android phone. Curiously, though as Sharp is the maker of the EVO 3D’s qHD glasses-free 3D display, the Aquos phone actually ships sans 3D screen. It does however have the same qHD resolution display […]

Sharp Galapagos E-Reader Tablet to Take on Nook Color

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Sharp’s Galapagos brand e-reader tablet comes in two different different screen sizes: 5.5- and 10.8-inch. Sharp isn’t disclosing what operating system the tablets were running at CES, but the company did give us a demo of the 5.5-inch version on video at the show. The device has a 3D-cube user interface, a trackball for navigating, […]

Sharp Rumored to Build LCD Screens for iPhone 7?

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After rumors that Apple had invested $1.2 billion in a Toshiba plant for building LCD panels, now eyes are on Sharp as Nikkei business daily reported that Apple and Sharp are investing another $1.2 billion to build a facility to produce screens for Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch touchscreen products. Apple is said to be […]

Sharp to Bring Glasses-Free 3D Android Smartphone to U.S. Soil

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After having launched three Android smartphones through carriers in the Japanese markets that employ 3D screen technology that doesn’t require the use of special glasses, Sharp is said to be bringing at least one of those models to the U.S. market and will also be targeting China and India. The company had recently released the […]