i saw someone talking about symbian before. Symbian was actually the main operating system for all phones previous to all the ones now. Nokia with it's symbian software dominated the market overseas. Too bad no one really knows about that over here. Symbian was the best operating system for a phone at the time.
there's no doubt this phone will make it to the US but it will be watered down just like everything else just so that they can make th market fair for already existing companies
this is probably one of the coolest phones I've ever seen. I'd love to have a phone this amazing in the US, all our phones suck!
sharp pls release it globaly hope this phone will reach the philippine market . . so cool with keypads nice spec + water proof?
Anonymous, 23 May 2011True...very true
But my sister who lives in Japan says that mobile phones on that form factor... moreWell, it does have twice the body size of a tablet form factor. Not to forget the moving parts in the hinge that might make more units failed to get pass the QC desk in the factory.
There's stigma that flip phones got broken more easily (again, the moving parts) so can't expect as many peoples buying it as the candybar, or even slides.
Anonymous, 23 May 2011Sharp? corean company?No, it's Japan. One of the biggest electronics company in the world
d phone looks beutifull for ladies.but how shalk one get it in african stores
The design reminds me a lot of the LG P7200 from a few years ago.
impressive phone...I'm sure we will be able to buy this in the States. Just go to any Chinatowns in the U.S. and you'll find any Japanese phones you want.
Anonymous, 22 May 2011Nokia is almost killed anyway. Good. They always thought they're The Only One in the market an... moreNaaah its not symbians fault its nokia's policies that wrecked their company. Symbian is actually quite good. Dont care what u americans say about symbian. I bet you never even had a symbian phone. I tell you i had a n73, n95 and an n95 8 gb and these devices were like laptops! Lots of things you can do on them but CANT do on iphone!
japan s^2 phones 2 effin years ago (2010)
Mobilemaster, 22 May 2011Samsung will overtake Nokia in 2013! Nokia will going down is they will continue to make crap ... moreAre you sure you're a mobilemaster? Nokia windows and meeGO smartphones are in the works already and windows 8 is getting develop. The body of the n8, c7 and e7 are not plastic making the design beautiful.
Anonymous, 23 May 2011Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong - inputting Japanese characters into a computer or indeed a phon... moreTrue...very true
But my sister who lives in Japan says that mobile phones on that form factor (flip) is more expensive than...lets say iPhone.
Anonymous, 22 May 2011japanese character are not easy to input. I'm not sure if you are aware of Japanese character ... moreWrong wrong wrong wrong wrong - inputting Japanese characters into a computer or indeed a phone uses the Roman alphabet (that's A-Z to you) - as every word can be written in hiragana or katakana script - the kanji are merely characters which represent compound hiragana (and can therefore be selected thusly) - so it is no more difficult than learning to spell correctly or indeed to write out the letters of the alphabet.
The Japanese have always been waaaay ahead of everyone else when it comes to phones - it is just a damn shame we won't get to see much of their tech outside of their borders.
Mobilemaster, 22 May 2011Samsung will overtake Nokia in 2013! Nokia will going down is they will continue to make crap ... more"Samsung WILL overtake Nokia in 2013!" You're really sure nothing bad happens in "2012", aren't you??? That's a great news!! :D
Anonymous, 22 May 2011Nokia is almost killed anyway. Good. They always thought they're The Only One in the market an... moreSamsung will overtake Nokia in 2013! Nokia will going down is they will continue to make crap phones! :P They need an awesome WP 7.5 device with a cool design, specs, and MENU! :) They also need a Meego device.
Mobilemaster, 22 May 2011Don't worry, because this Sharp could kill Nokia easily! :DNokia is almost killed anyway. Good. They always thought they're The Only One in the market and they kill this bigest brand in only one year. Sad, but true. Sinking boat called Symbian :)