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“Yahoo Phone”, an Android Based Device Heading to Japan

Written on August 20, 2011 by Lulu

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A report from TechCrunch stated that an Android Based "Yahoo Phone" is currently heading to the Japanese Market.

According to a report from TechCrunch, an Android based “Yahoo Phone” is said to be heading to the Japanese market where the company is reportedly dominating. The Android 2.3 device will be manufactured by Sharp, which is serving the Yahoo branded adaptation of the Aquos 009SH that was recently introduced. It is also said that SoftBank, Yahoo Japan’s largest shareholder, will be the exclusive carrier of the said device.

Yahoo-centric features will include a slew of apps like Yahoo Japan Home, Yahoo Japan Auctions, a calendar, dictionary and Yahoo Loco. Hardware features are reported to include a four-inch LCD along with qHD resolution, an 8 megapixel camera, digital TV turner and infrared transmitter.

The said Yahoo Phone is expected to arrive late next month.

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Sharp Aquos Android Phone is Cool like a Smartphone

Written on May 21, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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Be the center of attraction with the Sharp’s newest clamshell phone.

Are you in search of a handset that does not have the complexities of a smartphone still has an Android edge? Sharp got you the perfect phone. It’s called the Aquos Phone Hybrid 007SH and it runs the Gingerbread OS. This flip phone has a 180-degree moving touchscreen, numeric dial pad, 6MP camera and a 3D-capable display. This phone will hit the Softbank by June so if you’re interested to get it, you still have time to go to Japan and open a Softbank Mobile account.

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Disney Introduces an Android Froyo Phone Despite Connection with Apple

Written on January 19, 2011 by Charles Bass

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Disney will be introducing a new mobile phone but it does not run on iOS. Everyone might think that since Apple's CEO Steve Jobs is one of the board of directors of Disney, the mobile phone will be well, iPhone.

Disney has decided to release a new smartphone in Japan and it’s not Apple. Even though everyone knows that Steve Jobs is one of the company’s board of directors, we are more surprised to know that the handset will be under the Android OS. The mobile phone will be running on Galapagos 003SH with a Disney-fied version of Froyo. It also comes with a Disney email address, exclusive content, and optional custom Disney-themed cases for users who wish to broadcast their loyalty to Mickey Mouse.

The device is expected to release next month but the price range is still unknown. However, it will only be available in Japan as of the moment. There’s also no schedule for an American release so the stateside Mickey Mouse fans will have to go to Japan to get one.

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Sharp will Release 3D Android Phones in Japan

Written on November 07, 2010 by Charles Bass

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You are reading the title right. The hi-tech 3D phones are on its way to hit the market. Sharp is the first company to release versions of glasses-free handsets carrying Android OS.

The 3D phenomenon is really on the rise. This technology is now its to dominate mobile phones.  But it does not mean users have to wear 3D glasses while using your mobile phone. Sharp found a solution in two unique Android mobile phones —Galapagos 003SH and 005SH.

The mobile phones sport 1GHz Snapdragon CPUs, Android 2.2, and a 3.8-inch 3D-capable display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution. This marks the first 3D mobile phone in the industry. With large touch screens just like other Touch phones, these devices are capable of 3D.

Capcom announced the 3D release of Mega Man, Ghosts ‘n Goblins: Gold Knights, and Resident Evil: Degeneration for Android. These games will be tested via the Galapagos.

The 3D phone is coming to Japan’s Softbank by December while the other one on February 2011.

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Sharp Invents iPad Rival

Written on August 27, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Sharp’s Katayama spoke some fierce revelations about the latest iPad competitor.

When Sharp’s President Mikio Katayama utters a word, he means it. He is known for his bold statements and recently he revealed that his company is unleashing the latest rival of iPad.

The new Sharp product seems to be a very promising device. Online sources report that this e-reader will feature color display, new XMDF file format for e-books and video and music player.

However, the biggest stir this e-reader is causing is the glasses-free 3D tech it will showcase, similar to the Nintendo 3DS.

Knowing all this, excitement starts to fill in. The gadget is due to be released late this year.

Image credit: AkihabaraNews.com

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Sharp to Launch its 3D Smartphone this Year

Written on August 05, 2010 by Adam Eve

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After flopping out in its last venture for Microsoft, Sharp Corp is still making its way in creating smartphones. By the end of of 2010, the company will release a 3D enabling handset. Apple must brace itself for a new competitor.

Sharp Corp wants to take Apple’s iPhone down by the end of the year with a plan to launch a 3D smartphone internationally. According to a spokeswoman last Wednesday, the product will feature a 3D panel that can be viewed without special glasses. It will also likely to have a 3D capable camera. Last April, the company unveiled its 3D panel technology, which is suitable only for small screens.

Letting users view 3D images without glasses has been a roaming tech around for quite some time now. But Japan’s biggest mobile maker Sharp plays a small role in the smartphone market. Their previous venture, the Microsoft Kin, flopped and was canceled in the US in less than three months.

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