We’ve heard a lot abut this clamshell Android-based MID, but it’s only ever been available in Japan as its internal radios are compatible with Japan’s popular cellular networks. Still, retailer Conics has seemingly brought the Sharp IS01 over to the states in a WiFi-only state and will sell it for $246.
The device has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-inch 960 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, a rear-facing and front-facing camera, a full QWERTY keyboard exposed by opening the clmashell, a trackball, 3.4GB of internal memory, and a microSD card slot.
It only has Android 1.6, but that’s a small price to pay for this unique device. (And I’m sure a hacker would love to get their hands on this to fix that little issue.) [via Pocketables]