Sharp Launches Android 2.3 AQUOS Phone IS14H in Japan


Japan is getting another unique Android from Sharp, the AQUOS Phone IS14H .he phone feature a form factor one might more immediately associate with a feature phone, but aside from its slide-out numerical keypad little else is shared. The IS14H features android 2.3, a 3.7-inch qHD display, and 8MP camera capable of 720p HD recording. Other standard goodies such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS are topped off with a few cherries, which include a 1seg TV tuner, NFC, and infrared blaster. In Japan the phone will be sold by KDDI au, and as with most  Sharp devices we expect it to remain a regional release.

[via TechCrunch]

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  1. I would love such a phone. My wife gave up on smartphones because she wants physical dial pad. Women..

  2. These make a lot of sense for asian markets that still prefer non-slate designs

  3. I prefer the slate form factor, but I’m glad Sharp is making these. Infrared/IrdDA/sekigaisen and NFC/osaifu keitai are nice additions, but why the 1seg tuner? It seems to be a niche product with only a few people here in Japan on the trains watching 1seg TV during their commute. No one I know ever uses the 1seg feature that comes with most every phone. It just makes the phones thinker and heavier.

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