Sharp BD-HP90S: Blu-ray goes slimline

First spotted over in Berlin at IFA 2010, Sharp has given its 3D Blu-ray player, the BD-HP90S, a UK launch date.

Available in November, the HP90S is PlayStation like, in that you can lay it flat, but it can comfortably stand upright as well. According to Sharp "it can even be mounted on your wall as a beautiful piece of gadget art". We're not sure Mrs Pocket-lint would let us do that though.

At only 36mm thick and 218mm deep, the HP90S is designed with compact storage in mind.

It's got some pretty good kit on board though. Not only can it handle your 3D Blu-rays (whaddya mean you don't own Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs?) it will also play nicely with 2D content as well.

It's also web-connected, with DLNA compliance, and a direct YouTube app that works without a browser.

The Sharp BD-HP90S will cost you £380. Apparently it will work best with Sharp's 60-inch monster 3D Quattron TV that hits UK shops in October and will cost £3500. Suddenly that £380 doesn't look as cheap.