First Sharp brings 3D touchscreens to cellphones, and now the company is going to make it so they can shoot HD in 3D, too. That tiny module will soon find itself inside a variety of cellphones, portable gaming systems and digital cameras.
This twin-lensed 3D capture device will shoot both photos and 720p video in 3D. It’s on its way to hardware manufacturers in July, followed by mass production sometime this year.
Great. Once those portable devices have 3D HD video cameras on board, it’ll probably be a great excuse for manufacturers to jack up prices by considerable percentages.
Tablets may not be new, but they certainly never caught the attention of consumers the way Apple’s iPad has. Was the technology just not there, or was the world just not ready?
It could be a lot less of the latter than you think. An interesting infographic over on PCWorld shows a head-to-head comparison between the iPad and a remarkably similar tablet from 1998. Sharp’s Mobilon Pro ran Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows CE, and was thin and light for its day and around the size of Apple’s tablet. It even has the iPad beat in two key areas: battery life and multitasking (which [...]
Sharp’s Aquos LE820 televisions will now be able to play DivX video, after a partnership between the two companies was announced.
The LE820 series already boasts Sharp’s fourth coloured pixel technology and the televisions will now benefit from DivX compatibility.
“DivX, Inc today announced a new partnership with Sharp Corporation to enable high-quality DivX video on digital TVs,” said DivX’s release.
“Consumers who purchase the newly DivX Certified AQUOS LE820 TV line will be able to enjoy DivX HD 1080p videos in the DivX format using the TV’s USB slot.”
Soon enough, it looks like none of your gadgets will be able to escape the 3D revolution — not even your cellphone or camera. Sharp has developed a touch-sensitive screen that’s designed for both. When held about a foot in front of someone’s face, the screen displays a 3D image you won’t need glasses to see. As such, the 3D effect can also be a little temperamental: it doesn’t have the widest viewing angle, so you need to look at it just right or else it’ll be all blurry.
What’s known as a parallax barrier in the screen allows it to switch seamlessly between [...]
Sharp has told TechRadar that is keen to force its way back to the forefront of the UK public’s consciousness, admitting that the brand has not been viewed as strongly since a high-profile sponsorship with Manchester United ended 10 years ago.
From 1982 to 2000 Sharp was the shirt sponsor of one of the biggest sports brands in the world in a period of explosive growth for Manchester United and huge success for the club.
However, Vodafone took over the sponsorship for the 2000-2001 season, and Sharp’s long association with the Old Trafford club ended.
A brand decline
A decade on and [...]
Sharp’s announcement that its next generation of Aquos televisions would come with a fourth colour of sub-pixel raised some slightly bemused smiles.
But the company has told TechRadar that the addition of yellow to the traditional red green and blue will have a key benefit.
Televisions currently use the primary colours – red, green and blue – to generate all the colours that the televisions shows, but Sharp’s latest Quattron technology adds a yellow sub-pixel.
“The primary objective to to increase the colour spectrum,” Sharp’s UK marketing communications manager [...]
As a 40-inch LCD TV with LED backlighting, the first thing we need to do in this review is nail what bit of the LED world it belongs to.
And rather surprisingly, it turns out that it’s a direct LED model – as in, one where the LED lights are positioned directly behind the screen, rather than being positioned around the screen’s frame as happens with edge-lit LED LCD TVs such as Samsung’s B7000 and B8000 ranges.
The reason this is surprising is that direct LED lighting is still generally considered to be the ‘premium’ LED approach in quality terms, and so not [...]
The US International Trade Commission already ruled in June of this year that Samsung had infringed on one patent held by Sharp, but it’s now back with another ruling that finds Samsung violated no less than four LCD-related patents held by its rival.
Once again, the ITC has also barred Samsung from selling the infringing LCDs in the US (still not clear on exactly what’s affected), but Samsung seems more than ready to comply with the ruling, saying that there will be “no impact on our business and our ability to meet market demand.” For its part, Sharp simply says that [...]
Almost every electronics and gadgets from the world are made in China. Sharp is different: all their products are made in Japan and Japanese products are famous for 3gnthings smart design, hi technology and quality (and some have also beautiful design).
Sharp LC46XL2E 46 inch 100Hz HD Ready 1080p Slimline LCD TV is a 46 Inch Aquos HD Ready 1080p LCD TV with built-in digital tuner (DVB-T).
LC46XL2E 46 inch 100Hz HD Ready
46 inch Aquos HD Ready 1080p LCD TV with built-in digital tuner (DVB-T) and dynamic contrast ratio of 10000:1. 100Hz Double frame drive.
Slim frame and super thin design.
Sharp LCD TV’s are not well known in South Africa, but are the largest manufacturers of LCD panels in the world, débuted their 120HZ, or in Europe and South Africa 100HZ, LCD panels with sizes up to 65”. The 120 or 100HZ simply delivers crystal clarity, especially with fast motion, such as sport, and high contrast ratios that with HD, or high definition, delivered pictures that were simply breathtaking. The 65” panel is the largest commercially available LCD on the market. Expect to see more large and fast LCD’s this year.