Sharp archive

  • Sharp goes thin with 23mm thick XS1
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    Sharp goes thin with 23mm thick XS1

    By 28 August 2008

    Sharp has announced a super thin television on Thursday at IFA in Berlin. The new XS1 AQUOS series will be just 23mm thick and come in two sizes: 52 and 65 inches. The XS1 series come equipped with a 6ms response time and an advanced contrast ratio of...

  • Expansys leaks BlackBerry 8210 clamshell
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    Expansys leaks BlackBerry 8210 clamshell

    By 19 August 2008

    Shrewd bit of marketing or a simple database slip-up, either way Expansys has spilled the beans on the new clamshell BlackBerry ahead of RIM in the UK. Available for pre-order from today, the RIM BlackBerry 8210 Smartphone doesn't have a price or availability...

  • Sharp expands SB series LCD televisions
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    Sharp expands SB series LCD televisions

    By 6 August 2008

    Sharp has expanded its large screen SB series of LCD HDTVs. The SB series (LC-52SB55U, LC-46SB54U and LC-42SB45U) claims to provide consumers with affordably-priced Full HD, big-screen options, available in 52- 46-, and 42-inch screen sizes. All three...

  • Sharp shows off AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system
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    Sharp shows off AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system

    By 1 August 2008

    Sharp has now launched the AN-PR1500H home cinema rack system. The biggest claim for the new launch is that it is the only model on the market to come fitted with an integrated, upscaling DVD/CD player. The all-in-one home cinema system also comes equipped...

  • Sharp Aquos LC37B20E television review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos LC37B20E television review

    By 15 July 2008

    The inventor of LCD technology, Sharp, has been busy transforming its HD-ready range into pixel-packed Full HD 1080p sets. If that wasn’t enough, it’s also fitted its latest 37-inch Aquos LCD TV with a frame that’s less than a centimetre in depth....

  • Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H Blu-ray player review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos BD-HP20H Blu-ray player review

    By 10 July 2008

    Most Blu-ray players are still expensive pieces of kit and so it’s most welcome indeed to find that Sharp’s BD-HP20H retails for under £400 and more importantly, it is available – with astute shopping around – for another hundred quid less. However,...

  • Sharp launches three new AQUOS televisions
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    Sharp launches three new AQUOS televisions

    By 8 July 2008

    Sharp has launched three new AQUOS LCD TVs, the 19-inch compact LC-19D1E, the 32-inch 100Hz LC-32XL8E and the 37-inch 100Hz LC-37XL8E. The Sharp AQUOS LC-19D1E, described as a "stylish and compact" unit, boasts PC and HDMI inputs, a 7500:1 contrast ratio,...

  • Sharp Aquos LC32D44 television  review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Sharp Aquos LC32D44 television review

    By 8 July 2008

    Nowadays flat tellies are all about high definition, but how many of us are actually watching it? Even if you’ve got a Sky HD box, Freesat or a Blu-ray player it is likely that most of your sofa sitting is accompanied by regular standard definition...

  • Sharp launches two new mini hi-fis
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    Sharp launches two new mini hi-fis

    By 30 June 2008

    Sharp Electronics has introduced two new mini hi-fi models to its range aimed squarely at the teenager's bedroom. The CD-SW340H boasts 520 Watt RMS output as well as a five CD changer and - no doubt essential for teen boys - blue flashing lights that...

  • Sharp launches $100k 108-inch television
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    Sharp launches $100k 108-inch television

    By 13 June 2008

    Sharp has launched the world's largest 108-inch widescreen LCD monitor, the LB-1085, in Japan. For business and commercial applications, the display offers a resolution of 1980 x 1080, a contrast ratio of 1200:1, brightness of 400cdm2, a 176 degree viewing...

  • HTC backtracks over warranty support
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    HTC backtracks over warranty support

    By 10 June 2008

    HTC has backtracked on its comments yesterday to Pocket-lint about supporting customers who’ve bought a non-UK version of the new HTC diamond. "HTC will always support the consumer and their device but what’s important is that consumers know that...

  • HTC Diamond on sale in UK
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    HTC Diamond on sale in UK

    By 9 June 2008

    The HTC Diamond might not be officially available in the UK, but that hasn’t stopped Expansys having 53 in stock with the promise of getting it you one in 2 days. However before you rush for your credit card, due to an exclusive distribution deal HTC...

  • T-Mobile Sidekick LX Tony Hawk edition launches
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    T-Mobile Sidekick LX Tony Hawk edition launches

    By 6 June 2008

    T-Mobile has revealed details of a special limited edition Sidekick to launch in the States in July. The Sidekick LX Tony Hawk edition gives the messaging device the pro skateboarder's look with exterior decal and themed software. The first Sidekick with...

  • Disney and Sharp magic up Cinderella phone
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    Disney and Sharp magic up Cinderella phone

    By 27 May 2008

    This is one for your little princess - Walt Disney has teamed up with Sharp to create the Cinderella phone. This little gem of a phone comes in three finishes - Clear Crystal, Brown Topaz, and Pink Diamond. The new phone, also called the DM002SH to us...

  • MWg launches Zinc and Atom smartphones in UK
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    MWg launches Zinc and Atom smartphones in UK

    By 9 May 2008

    Mobile and Wireless Group (MWg) a Singapore-based company created in 2007 by the former management of O2 Asia, has announced its entrance into the European market and unveiled their latest Windows Mobile handsets, the Atom V and Zinc II. The Atom V, which...

  • The AlphaGrip - Is this the handheld computer of the future?
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    The AlphaGrip - Is this the handheld computer of the future?

    By 2 May 2008

    So it might never make it to the shops but check out this handheld computer design if not just for its wacky weirdness. Introducing the AlphaGrip, which is one of the entries to this year's Microsoft's Next-Gen PC Design Competition. It's had the chaps...

  • Sharp Unveils HT-DV50H home cinema system
    Home Cinema

    Sharp Unveils HT-DV50H home cinema system

    By 29 April 2008

    Sharp has introduced the HT-DV50H home cinema system, which will be available from the end of the month with a £399 price tag. The system comprises high power RMS 250W speakers (offering 75W per channel) and a 100W Subwoofer. Sharp has collaborated on...

  • Sharp first with Intel Atom phone
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    Sharp first with Intel Atom phone

    By 15 April 2008

    Sharp has released a new Mobile Internet Device using the newly announced Intel Atom chip. The model, called the D4, will use the new Intel chipset in the device due out in June even though the chip manufacturer says that it didn't expect companies to...

  • Sharp launches AQUOS D44E series LCD TVs
    Home Cinema

    Sharp launches AQUOS D44E series LCD TVs

    By 13 March 2008

    Sharp has launched three new AQUOS HD-ready LCD TVs. With sizes of 37, 32 and 26 inches, the company claims the D44E series "affords anyone the 16:9 format home cinema experience" and offers a new look for Sharp with the option of a new silver-grey colour...

  • IT spending growing despite slowdown woes
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    IT spending growing despite slowdown woes

    By 11 March 2008

    Despite uncertainty about the economy, technology sales are set to continue to grow. The National Computing Centre has today published the results of a survey that suggest that technology is unlikely to become a casualty of spending cut-backs. Instead...

  • Pioneer ends plasma production
    Home Cinema

    Pioneer ends plasma production

    By 7 March 2008

    After announcing around a £70 million loss for the last year, Pioneer has now officially announced that the company has decided to stop production of its Kuro plamsa TVs in order to "resolve to restructure its display business and implement measures...

  • Sony buys one-third stake in Sharp LCD factory
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    Sony buys one-third stake in Sharp LCD factory

    By 27 February 2008

    Just yesterday, we reported that the global LCD market may be shaken up by major alliance between two of the top players. Rumours of the web suggested that Sony, which is currently number two in the global LCD TV market, may soon annoucne it is to buy...

  • Sharp wins LCD contract from Sony
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    Sharp wins LCD contract from Sony

    By 26 February 2008

    Rumours are circling the Web that Sharp is to start making LCD panels for its rival Sony. Sharp is currently number three in the global LCD TV market, while Sony is in second place, and so, should the rumour be true, it could cause a massive shake-up...

  • RIM and Motorola declare war
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    RIM and Motorola declare war

    By 19 February 2008

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and its rival Motorola are sueing each other over alleged patent infringements for technology used in their mobile phones. RIM, which is a Canadian company, has filed its case in US District Court for the Northern District...

  • Sharp reveals world's thinnest LCD television
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    Sharp reveals world's thinnest LCD television

    By 24 January 2008

    Sharp's new AQUOS X series LCDs, just unleashed in Japan are are only 1.35 inches (3.4cm deep) at the thinnest part. According to Sharp, this makes them the skinniest screens "in production". We've seen thinner from the company with their prototype shown...