Sharp archive

  • The TVs of CES 2014: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG and more
    Televisions

    The TVs of CES 2014: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG and more

    By 7 January 2014

    As the biggest consumer electronics trade show in the world, CES is a hotbed for all manner of brand new home entertainment kit, with even smartphones getting a look in in more recent times. However, the one area of the tech industry that has always been...

  • Sharp 85-inch 8K glasses-free 3D TV to debut at CES 2014
    Televisions

    Sharp 85-inch 8K glasses-free 3D TV to debut at CES 2014

    By 6 January 2014

    Sharp plans to showcase an 85-inch 8K TV at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, and it is capable of delivering a 3D-viewing experience...without 3D glasses. The TV's display was developed in partnership with Philips and Dolby, but it is not the company's...

  • Sharp's Quattron Pro TVs to launch in Europe in spring 2014
    Televisions

    Sharp's Quattron Pro TVs to launch in Europe in spring 2014

    By 6 January 2014

    Sharp is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where the company has shown off its 2014 Quattron Pro-equipped televisions expected to launch in Europe this spring. Called Quattron+ in the US, Quattron Pro is somewhere between 1080p and Ultra HD....

  • Dolby Vision finally ready for public consumption, partners with Sharp and Netflix to bring it to market
    Televisions

    Dolby Vision finally ready for public consumption, partners with Sharp and Netflix to bring it to market

    By 6 January 2014

    Dolby has announced that it is finally ready to bring Dolby Vision to market. The television technology has been discussed and touted for a while, but companies such as Sharp and TCL are expected to release supported sets later this year. Prototype TVs...

  • Sharp first in line for 4K THX certification with Aquos Ultra
    Televisions

    Sharp first in line for 4K THX certification with Aquos Ultra

    By 26 June 2013

    Sharp has unveiled the Aquos Ultra, its own ultra-high-end 70-inch 4K TV which the company claims to be the only THX-certified 4K set available. Gaining THX certification isn't easy, with Sharp claiming a total of "400 rigorous performance tests" in...

  • Sharp DK-KP85PH all-in-one Hi-Fi system announced
    Audio

    Sharp DK-KP85PH all-in-one Hi-Fi system announced

    By 25 June 2013

    Sharp has launched a new all-in-one hi-fi system, the DK-KP85PH, which is both Bluetooth and iPhone and iPad compatible. The unit uses two 25 Watt digital amplifiers with speakers mounted either side of a central CD unit. It reminds us of the Bang & Olufsen...

  • Sharp launches 90-inch Aquos LED TV, biggest on sale in Europe
    Televisions

    Sharp launches 90-inch Aquos LED TV, biggest on sale in Europe

    By 18 June 2013

    Sharp has announced the 90-inch LC-L90LE757 LED TV, which is the biggest commercially available LED TV set on sale in Europe. The 3D set is over 1.2 metres tall and uses a cutting-edge Xgen 3D panel. The television is of course Full HD, with a 1080p...

  • Sharp demos 3.4-inch flexible display at CES
    Gadgets

    Sharp demos 3.4-inch flexible display at CES

    By 9 January 2013

    Sharp is showing off a flexible OLED display at CES, highlighting what we can expect in the future from the company's screen division. The new flexible display will come in screen sizes up to 10-inches, have the same resolution and picture qualities of...

  • The next Nexus phone is...
    Phones

    The next Nexus phone is...

    By 3 October 2012

    Google Nexus season is upon us. From October to January each year since Android began, Google has brought forth a one true mobile phone featuring Android, the whole Android and nothing but the Android, with no manufacturer-installed custom user interface...

  • Sharp begins production of Full HD 5-inch smartphone displays, Google Nexus 5 anyone?
    Phones

    Sharp begins production of Full HD 5-inch smartphone displays, Google Nexus 5 anyone?

    By 1 October 2012

    Japanese firm Sharp has announced that it has begun production of 5-inch Full HD LCDs with a pixel density it claims to be among the "highest in the world". Production began at the start of September and the 1920 x 1080 LCD panels are intended for smartphones....

  • LG begins mass producing thinner display, destination iPhone 5
    Phones

    LG begins mass producing thinner display, destination iPhone 5

    By 23 August 2012

    The chief executive of LG Display has confirmed that a new thinner display is in mass production as the assembly of the new iPhone 5 hots up. LG, along with Sharp and Japan Display Inc, is expected to supply a new Retina display for the next-generation...

  • iPhone 5 screens built, September launch still looking good
    Phones

    iPhone 5 screens built, September launch still looking good

    By 2 August 2012

    Sharp's president Takashi Okuda has revealed that the screens Apple will be using for its iPhone 5 will ship this month, keeping the production of the new handset on course for the much-rumoured September release date. Speaking during the Japanese manufacturer's...

  • iPhone 5 to have Apple's thinnest ever screen
    Phones

    iPhone 5 to have Apple's thinnest ever screen

    By 17 July 2012

    Apple is said to be employing a new LCD display into the upcoming iPhone 5 that integrates touch sensors, meaning no extra layer of glass is needed to make it sensitive to touch. The technology will ensure the next-generation iPhone will house the thinnest...

  • Apple iTV: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs
    Televisions

    Apple iTV: Review of rumours, features, pictures and specs

    By 9 February 2012

    Apple is the king of rumour mongering and the Apple iTV currently carries the rumour crown. Schtum until the last minute, as Forest Gump would suggest, Apple is like a box of chocolates: you never know what your gonna get. So with Apple television set...

  • CES 2012: The technology of tomorrow
    Online

    CES 2012: The technology of tomorrow

    By 20 January 2012

    CES doesn’t have to just be about conventional consumer gadgetry. Save for the usual phone and TV overload, there are often a few tech treats tucked away that not everyone notices. They tend to be prototypes or design concepts that may never see fruition,...

  • iPad 3 double density displays being readied by Sharp and LG
    Tablets

    iPad 3 double density displays being readied by Sharp and LG

    By 17 January 2012

    Remember back in August when a story from The Wall Street Journal (a reputable source if ever there was one - it's owned by Rupert Murdoch after all) suggested that orders were in from Apple for 2048 x 1536 panels for the iPad 3? That report claimed that...

  • Is this picture taken in real life, or is it just a picture on a TV?
    Televisions

    Is this picture taken in real life, or is it just a picture on a TV?

    By 16 January 2012

    So here's the question: Is the picture above taken by us in Washington, DC, or did we take it merely watching a television 2400 miles away in Las Vegas? The answer amazingly it is the latter. It is just a picture on a TV at the world's largest consumer...

  • Sharp goes big on TVs at CES
    Televisions

    Sharp goes big on TVs at CES

    By 9 January 2012

    Sharp has gone super size with its screen technology at this year's CES announcing displays that go all the way up to 85-inches and boast 8k resolution. Sure they might not be aimed at the average consumer, but judging from Sharp's press conference the...

  • Best Television 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders
    Televisions

    Best Television 2011: 8th Pocket-lint Awards contenders

    By 4 November 2011

    2011 was a blinding year for televisions, literally. Pocket-lint had the backs of its retinas burned by the uber bright LED screens that started filling our sitting rooms. So many Hz that eventually it began to. Keeping up with all the televisions released...

  • Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C 3D pictures and hands-on
    Phones

    Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C 3D pictures and hands-on

    By 3 October 2011

    What do Sharp smartphones and Chelsea FC have in common? They both struggle to make an impact in Europe. Boom boom! But all that could be set to change (for Sharp at least, Chelsea are never going to win the Big Cup) with the European début of Sharp's...

  • Sharp Aquos 3D Android phone comes to Europe with Orange
    Phones

    Sharp Aquos 3D Android phone comes to Europe with Orange

    By 29 September 2011

    Back in May, over in Japan, Sharp unleashed yet another 3D Android handset - the Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C 3D. At the time we warned our UK readers not to hold their breath waiting for a UK release, although the chances of some Sharp 3D Android action...

  • Sharp Galapagos tablets canned
    Tablets

    Sharp Galapagos tablets canned

    By 15 September 2011

    Not sure how upset many people are going to be over this one, but Sharp's uber-expensive, currently Japan-only media tablets are set to be canned.  The Galapagos series of tablets were released late last year over in Japan and were pegged to arrive in...

  • Sharp Aquos Wireless Lifestyle makes TV transportable
    Televisions

    Sharp Aquos Wireless Lifestyle makes TV transportable

    By 8 September 2011

    Sharp has released a set top box and portable television combo that allows you to beam various media sources to the screen while out and about. The idea is that you hook the set top box up to whatever media source you are after, say a Blu-ray player for...

  • Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on
    Home Cinema

    Sharp 8K4K LCD TV eyes-on

    By 3 September 2011

    What has been see can never be unseen. So, forever more, 1080p HD TV will look rubbish in Pocket-lint's eyes after getting up close (and far away too, for the full effect) with the world’s first Super Hi-Vision capable LCD display - dubbed simply Sharp...

  • Apple to invest in Sharp LCDs - shift to Japanese manufacturers?
    Online

    Apple to invest in Sharp LCDs - shift to Japanese manufacturers?

    By 17 August 2011

    Apple could be planning a $1 billion investment in Sharp LCDs to keep up its supply of screens for the iPhone and iPad.  Sources told Reuters that the company will likely make the move alongside a new LCD factory owned by Toshiba Corp.  Apple's relationship...