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Only In Japan, You Will Get To Buy Star Wars-themed Android Phones

Star Wars movies are set in, presumably, a civilization far more advanced than mankind. However, the funny thing was, there were no smartphone or anything vaguely resembles one that could let them communicate at will like we do. Lucky for us, we do have this technology available to us and hence, we, specifically folks residing in Japan, will get to enjoy these Sharp Star Wars-themed smartphones offered by Japanese telecommunication giant, Softbank. There’s no question about these phones are a bid to ride the wave of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hype and they should work pretty well in the Land of the Rising Sun as, apparently, Star Wars is pretty huge over there. Continue reading Only In Japan, You Will Get To Buy Star Wars-themed Android Phones

Sharp’s Near Bezel-less AQUOS Crystal Ditches Earpiece For Direct Wave Technology

rejoice bezel-haters. Sharp has a new handset that will take you one step closer to the bezel-less utopia you have been dreaming of for like forever and the smartphone that took this giant leap to the applause of the bezel-hating community is the Sharp AQUOS Crystal. as we all know, reduction in bezel size is like the holy grail of a handset design, but minimizing bezel can only be done on the long sides, never on the top where the mandatory earpiece resides, or the bottom where the microphone calls home. with the Sharp AQUOS Crystal, things work a little differently. not only has Sharp trimmed the bezel on the sides to near nothing, it has also done the same with the top and in the process, ditching the traditional earpiece altogether. Continue reading Sharp’s Near Bezel-less AQUOS Crystal Ditches Earpiece For Direct Wave Technology

This Is Pepper, The First Personal Robot That Read Emotions

up till today, robots are simply machines that we could only describe as ‘cold’. regardless of how much artificial intelligence you put into them, they can never understand your emotion and reacts accordingly. however, that is set to change with Pepper (no relation with Tony Stark loyal assistant), a joint development between Japan mobile operator Softbank and robotic development company Aldebaran, that is staking its claim as the world’s first personal robot that can actually detect human emotions. using an array of sensors and proprietary algorithms, Pepper is able to react pro-actively, while taking the surroundings into consideration. Continue reading This Is Pepper, The First Personal Robot That Read Emotions

Sharp AQUOS Phone Xx 206SH Android Phone

set to be launched this June, the Sharp AQUOS Phone Xx 206SH Android Phone will join the growing number of giant Android handsets and it will be available exclusively via Japan telecommunication carrier, Softbank. we are huge suckers for pretty design and as you can imagine, we are totally over this phone even though we know it will be yet another unrequited love – less we moved to the land of the rising sun. anyway, the phone is equipped with a brilliant 5″ full HD S-CG Silicon TFT display that boasts 443ppi and 16.77 millions of color and a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (it’s a APQ8064, if anyone cares to know) with 2GB RAM.

the most notable feature of this phone is perhaps its mega capacity 3,080 mAh battery which, according to Sharp, is capable of over two days of usage if the a feature known as “Eco Tech” is activated. however, we do not know what are the trade offs that will comes with this “Eco Tech” feature. other key features include a 32GB of onboard storage, a 64GB-capable microSD card slot, a 13.1MP main camera with f/1.9 lens, built-in digital TV tuner, 4G LTE radio, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, Infrared, and it is built waterproof, conforming to IPX5/IPX7 standards, which means there’s no worry of dipping this beauty into up to 1 meter deep water for up to 30 minutes, or get caught in a sudden downpour while using it. perfect.

Softbank [JP] via Akihabara News

meet the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell phone from Sharp

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(credit: Sharp/Softbank)

what you see here is the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell form-factor phone from Sharp AQUOS line of mobile phone. it is well known that Japanese has an unwavering love for clamshell phone (and fancy phone straps!) and here it is, the Hybrid 007SH is here to satisfy the market’s need for folding phones. Continue reading meet the world’s first Android 2.3 clamshell phone from Sharp