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IGZO, short for indium gallium zinc oxide, is a new display technology currently developed by Sharp in collaboration with Semiconductor Energy Laboratory, that could... soon be used in future smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

IGZO displays can apparently offer “high crystallinity” as well as “higher resolutions, low power consumptions and high...

Pantone 5

While tech enthusiasts in the US and Europe are still getting used to seeing waterproof or dustproof smartphones, these features have been standard for a long time in Japan. However, aside from... protection to water and dust, another “exotic” function is now being introduced in the “Land of the Rising Sun”.

The new Sharp Pantone 5 107SH smartphone has been unveiled by SoftBank and...

AQUOS-PHONE-102SH

Let’s say all of a sudden heavy rain catches you outside without an umbrella or coat. Besides worrying about getting drenched and catching a cold, you’d probably be upset about your smart phone... getting wet and possibly damaged. Well if you happen to be in Japan by December then such a scenario wouldn’t bother you at all because a waterproof Android phone will be out in the local market b...

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The Galapagos line is a pretty impressive line of tablets from Sharp. The Japanese manufacturer has already released the Sharp Galapagos 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch tablets, but it seems they aren’t... satisfied with just two. The company is planning to fill the gap between the two tablets by releasing the new Sharp Galapagos A01SH. It’s another Android tablet that’s got a decently sized...

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Sharp seems to be readying another one of their entries into the tablet wars. A first look at a 7-inch Android tablet which will be marketed under its Galapagos brand name is already available. The... 7-inch size comfortably puts it in between Sharp’s other offerings in the tablet market, which are at 5.5- and 10.8-inches respectively. It’s already undergoing review at the FCC – thou...

Galapagos from CrunchGear

Sharp’s Galapagos Android tablets look quite swish if you ask us. There are two types, the 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch versions. Both are set... to land in Japan on December 10th and pre-orders will be accepted a week beforehand, on December 3rd. There are two pieces of bad news to accompany this information.

First, we still have no clue...

Sharp IS03

Sharp have been hard at work recently working on a number of Android powered devices including an Android smartphone and a couple of tablets too. The tablets... run by the name of “Galapagos“, the same name used for their cloud e-book service, while the smartphone continues the S10x naming scheme; S103.

The two tablets are optimized for e-bo...

Sharp Going Android

Sharp are set to team up with a large Japanese carrier to bring the two following Android based devices to market; the JN-DK01 and the IS01. In effect,... this is the same device, but the the JN-DK01 is supposed to be a developer’s edition of the Iso1. This JN-DK01 may then be used to make alterations to the device and the OS.

The specifics on thi...