Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display

While a new crop of smartphones has just been released in the U.S., the Japanese aren’t going to fall behind anytime soon. They just upped the ante with the new Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is the first production smartphone with an IGZO display.

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Sharp Pantone 5 Smartphone Detects Radiation in Cheerful Colors

After the 2011 Fukushima disaster, it totally makes sense  that Japan would be the first country to offer radiation-detecting smartphones to consumers. Softbank will offer this new Sharp Pantone 5 107SH Android phone to anyone worried about the radiation fallout from the nuclear power plant disaster.

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Q-Pot Chocolate Bar Smartphone for Candy-Coated Calling

The Japanese do come up with some strange technology. The Chocolate Q-Pot Phone, which was designed by Tadaaki Wakamatsu and NTT DoCoMo, is going to be released in Japan as a special Valentine’s Day smartphone. Does that mean you’ll only use it on that particular day? Nope, the Q-Pot Phone is designed help you get your chocolate fix whenever you answer your phone.

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Sharp LED LCD 70-Inch Aquos HDTV: Bigger Than Your Friends’ TVs

You got to admit that a 70-inch HDTV is pretty big. Prices have come down significantly for big screens, and the Sharp Aquos brand is no different. Their biggest LED LCD HDTV is probably bigger than a lot of your friends, at 5’10″ diagonal. Heck, hopefully you won’t have trouble finding a space that’s big enough to showcase it.

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Klingon iPhone Stand: Today Isn’t a Good Day for Your iPhone to Die

While it looks a bit sharp for an iPhone stand, there’s no denying that this thing is unique. It’s being billed as a steampunk accessory stand, and that’s a strange way to describe something that looks so distinctly Klingon to me…

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Softbank Will Release Glasses-Free 3D Smartphones: Do You Care?

So Softbank just unveiled these new smartphones destined for the Japanese market that work in 3D and don’t require any 3D glasses. Do you still care? I probably don’t, but I’ll tell you about them anyway.

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Gundam Robot Phone: Only in Japan?

If you don’t have an iPhone or an Android phone yet, why not get a Gundam Robot Phone instead?

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sharp’s new 3d-hd camera for your phone: film your own low-budget avatar

3D is going to be everywhere this year, thanks to James Cameron’s Avatar. I recently read that even Mars would be filmed in 3D on those Pathfinder drones. Now, it looks like Sharp came up with a new and cute little add-on that will allow you to film 3D with your phone!

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Sharp Aquos: A New Way To Reduce Your Cable Clutter

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One of the things that’s so frustrating with home theater systems is the amount of wires that are just lying around. There isn’t that much you can do about them, unless you are ready to find some inventive way to reduce the clutter. Naturally, when a room is designed to be a home theater room, this is a lot easier. That’s not the situation of most of us. Most of us live with some kind of a stand with a TV on top and a DVD player somewhere underneath. Also, the TV receiver box is somewhere under there. It just gets worse when you add even more devices, like the components of a stereo system.