Sharp archive

  • CES 2008: Sharp show off Gaming LCD televisions
    Gaming

    CES 2008: Sharp show off Gaming LCD televisions

    By 7 January 2008

    Sharp has announced a range of 1080p LCD televisions at CES in Las Vegas that are geared towards console gamers rather than movie watchers. The new sets, all 32-inches in size will feature a slim body and come in black (LC-32GP3U-B), white (LC-32GP3U-W)...

  • CES 2008: Sharp BD-HP50U Blu-ray player launched
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Sharp BD-HP50U Blu-ray player launched

    By 7 January 2008

    Got excited about that BD-HP20 Blu-ray player from Sharp you picked up before Christmas? Well the bad news is, is that its been replaced and upgraded at CES in Las Vegas. The new model, announced at the show is the BD-HP50U, complete with BD-ROM Profile...

  • CES 2008: Sharp 108-inch LCD TV to go on sale
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Sharp 108-inch LCD TV to go on sale

    By 7 January 2008

    Feeling your TV isn't big enough? Sharp has said that its mammoth 108-inch LCD screen first announced at CES 2007 could finally go on sale this year to the general public. Originally due to ship last year, developments in the way Sharp makes LCD panels...

  • CES 2008: Sharp TVs get connected with AQUOS Net
    Home Cinema

    CES 2008: Sharp TVs get connected with AQUOS Net

    By 7 January 2008

    Sharp has announced a that like other manufactures at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, its televisions are going "Connected". The company has used its press conference on the day before the show officially starts to outline its next generation...

  • New electronics recycling company launched
    Online

    New electronics recycling company launched

    By 6 January 2008

    Three electronics giants have joined together to champion a greener future. Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba have co-founded a new electronic product recycling management company. The venture is called the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company...

  • New data shows we all want bigger televisions
    Home Cinema

    New data shows we all want bigger televisions

    By 24 December 2007

    We all want bigger televisions if new data from market research firm Gfk commissioned by Sharp is to be believed. According to data captured in October, Gfk says that sales of flat screen televisions have risen by 182% year-on-year as more and more people...

  • Three E-Ten Glofiish "Pocket PC Phones" launched in the UK
    Phones

    Three E-Ten Glofiish "Pocket PC Phones" launched in the UK

    By 15 November 2007

    Three new E-Ten mobile phones have been launched in the UK. All Windows Mobile 6 devices, the new handsets, now available, are the Glofiish M800, X800 and M600. The E-TEN Glofiish M800 is a Windows Mobile 6 Pro device with a sliding Qwerty keyboard, 3.5G...

  • Sharp TU-R160HA PVR with Freeview Playback announced
    Home Cinema

    Sharp TU-R160HA PVR with Freeview Playback announced

    By 8 November 2007

    Sharp Electronics has updated its digital television recorder and introduced the TU-R160HA. The new model supports the latest Freeview Playback status for the most up-to-the-minute, one-touch recording features with an eight-day TV guide. The TU-R10HA...

  • Sharp offers good looking AQUOS desktops in Japan
    Online

    Sharp offers good looking AQUOS desktops in Japan

    By 8 November 2007

    Sharp has just launched these Internet AQUOS PCs in Japan, and we think they look a little different. Specs won't turn heads, they're respectable rather than amazing, with the flagship PC-AX120V offering a 1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 processor and...

  • Sharp Aquos P Series LCD TVs see Japanese launch
    Home Cinema

    Sharp Aquos P Series LCD TVs see Japanese launch

    By 29 October 2007

    Sharp has announced it will introduce (into the Japanese market) three new models in the AQUOS P Series of LCD TVs including a 32-inch model as well as two models featuring newly developed 22- and 26-inch full HD LCD panels, an industry first. All models...

  • Sharp develops 0.68mm super-thin 2.2-inch LCD displays
    Phones

    Sharp develops 0.68mm super-thin 2.2-inch LCD displays

    By 23 October 2007

    Following on from Epson's similar news, Sharp has announced that it has successfully developed a 2.2-inch super-thin LCD for mobile devices with a thickness of only 0.68mm, the industry's thinnest. Mobile devices such as mobile phones and digital cameras...

  • Samsung reveals 10mm thick LCD televisions
    Home Cinema

    Samsung reveals 10mm thick LCD televisions

    By 22 October 2007

    Samsung is to unveil new screens in Japan at the end of this week that hands-down beat Sharp's 20mm thick world thinnest TVs we saw at IFA 2007. Samsung's new displays will offer thickness (or should that be thinness?) of just 10mm and will range in size...

  • Sharp, Emblaze and ACCESS creating next-gen Linux smartphone?
    Phones

    Sharp, Emblaze and ACCESS creating next-gen Linux smartphone?

    By 5 October 2007

    Emblaze Mobile, an Isreali tech co, has announced an agreement with Sharp Corporation and ACCESS to develop "a new generation of mobile devices that aims to revolutionize mobile communication". Very little other information has been released, but industry...

  • Sharp BD-HP20H Blu-ray player lands in the UK next week
    Home Cinema

    Sharp BD-HP20H Blu-ray player lands in the UK next week

    By 27 September 2007

    Sharp has come in for some industry grumbles for not actually releasing its Blu-ray players outside of Japan, but all that is about to change as we can reveal that the BD-HP20H, announced at IFA as the BD-HP20S, will be available in the UK from next week,...

  • Apple planning to bring back the Newton - in a noughties style
    Cameras

    Apple planning to bring back the Newton - in a noughties style

    By 26 September 2007

    AppleInsider is reporting that Apple is planning to give its MessagePad line another airing with a "modern day reincarnation" of the range, complete with iPhone/iPod touch-esque touchscreen. Although Apple's PDA range was not commercially a massive success...

  • Sharp launches AQUOS Blu-ray HDD recorders in Japan
    Home Cinema

    Sharp launches AQUOS Blu-ray HDD recorders in Japan

    By 26 September 2007

    Sharp is to launch two new AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Recorders in Japan. The new AQUOS Blu-ray Disc Recorders will let users record to the hard drives and then copy material over to BD-RE or BD-R discs with no loss of quality. The BD-HDW20 features a 1 terabyte...

  • T-Mobile launches two new Sidekicks in the States
    Phones

    T-Mobile launches two new Sidekicks in the States

    By 26 September 2007

    Although not due to be released until a bit later in the year, for the lucrative "holiday" period, T-Mobile has unveiled two new Sidekick models in the States. The Sidekick Slide and Sidekick LX follow the familiar form factor for the range but are a...

  • Sharp DK-A1 i-elegance iPod speaker system review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Sharp DK-A1 i-elegance iPod speaker system review

    By 19 September 2007

    Sharp, more famous for its televisions and mobile phones than iPod speaker docks still believes it has the answer for listening to your iPod away from the headphones, but does it? We get listening to find out. Large in its design, the DK-A1 iPod speaker...

  • OQO model e2 UMPC introduced in Europe
    Audio

    OQO model e2 UMPC introduced in Europe

    By 17 September 2007

    OQO has introduced its first ultra mobile PC, the OQO model e2, into Europe. The e2 offers a 5-inch display and is designed to be primarily be operated via the thumb-friendly keyboard. "The opening of our new office in England and the launch of our first...

  • Sharp, Sony and Hitachi join forces to go Green
    Home Cinema

    Sharp, Sony and Hitachi join forces to go Green

    By 14 September 2007

    Sharp, Sony and Hitachi are to supposedly join forces to reduce power consumption of LCD TVs according to reports on the internet. According to news website Japantoday.com, "The three firms are aiming to jointly develop technology by 2011 to reduce power...

  • IFA 2007: Sharp announces first Blu-ray player for Western market
    Home Cinema

    IFA 2007: Sharp announces first Blu-ray player for Western market

    By 3 September 2007

    At IFA 2007, Sharp announced the BD-HP20S which will be the first Blu-ray offering from Sharp to launch outside the Japanese market. An initial glance through the specs would suggest that it's been worth the wait though as we'll get a full Blu-ray Java...

  • IFA 2007: Sharp launch new XL2E and X20E TVs
    Home Cinema

    IFA 2007: Sharp launch new XL2E and X20E TVs

    By 1 September 2007

    Sharp has launched a new range of AQUOS LCD televisions at IFA 2007 in Berlin Germany. Although not as thin as the company's prototype model announced at the same time the new XL2E series models will come three sizes of 42-, 46- and 52-inches, offer 100Hz...

  • IFA 2007: Sharp calls for energy rating scheme on TVs
    Home Cinema

    IFA 2007: Sharp calls for energy rating scheme on TVs

    By 1 September 2007

    Sharp MD Paul Molyneux has called on the industy to create a energy rating for TVs to be introduced so consumers know how environmentally friendly products they are buying actually are. "You can go into an store and find all the information on the technical...

  • IFA 2007: Mio launches three in-car GPS, two GPS PDAs
    Phones

    IFA 2007: Mio launches three in-car GPS, two GPS PDAs

    By 31 August 2007

    Mio Technology has launched a range of new GPS devices at IFA 2007. The C620, C620t, P560, P360 and C230 all feature a 400MHz processor, 20 channel SiRFStarIII GPS receiver and, depending on country, a year's worth of speed camera alerts out of the box....

  • IFA 2007: Sharp unveils prototype super-thin LCD TV
    Home Cinema

    IFA 2007: Sharp unveils prototype super-thin LCD TV

    By 30 August 2007

    Sharp has announced a prototype LCD television at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany, that is incredibly thin. The new model which will be just 20mm thick and 29mm in the thickest part will be the world's thinnest television. Although no date has been set up...