Sharp, the Japanese multinational corporation, known for it’s TVs and LCDs, has just announced the Aquos Phone, featuring a clamshell handheld. It’s a first. There are no other Clamshell Androids in the market from the major players, at the moment, and looking at the percentage of candy bar bricks that the OEMs have been dishing out, it certainly comes as a whiff of fresh air.
The specifications too, are very good. See, Japanese are known to be advanced than the world in terms of tech. They really are.
- Runs on Android 2.3, out of the box
- First clamshell Android; can swivel upto 180 degrees, so you can also use it like a candybar
- 3.4″ naked eye touchscreen LCD of WVGA resolution (854×480)
- 0.7″ OLED sub-display
- 16 Megapixel AF camera that can do true HD (1280×720) recording
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Infrared, micro HDMI interface, GPS, Blu Ray recorder connectivity
- Comes with both W-CDMA and GSM bands
- Memory expandable upto 32 GB, 2 GB included (microSD/SDHC)
- Availability – mid June
- Pre-booking – early June
Totally packed this brat is, but we don’t yet know the processor or RAM details. There seems to be a front calling camera as well, but it’s not mentioned in the official Press Release. We wager it could be the proximity sensor as well, though.