Sharp to go global with its 16MP 3D AQUOS phone

A few days ago, we showed you an Android running Sharp AQUOS phone with monster specs, and expressed our disappointment that the device is bound to stay Japan exclusive. Well, not anymore. Good news come today as Sharp announce their latest device will be "global smartphone" (whatever that means exactly).

Here is a quote from Sharp:

In May 2011, Sharp Corporation introduced into the Japanese market the AQUOS PHONE, a smartphone that gives users more enjoyment thanks to a high-quality graphics engine and the ability to link with AQUOS LCD TVs. In addition, Sharp is using its proprietary technology to differentiate itself in the smartphone market and create a ‘global smartphone’ that will also be available in China.

Vague, we know! We don't get any specific launch periods or markets except for China. It's a start, we acknowledge that, but the Chinese market is anything but "global". Come on, Sharp, we want to hear more!

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Sharp to go global with its 16MP 3D AQUOS phone - reader comments

  • Anonymous

From the language used, my feeling is that it means that the phone will be available outside of Japan. Where exactly is anyone's guess.

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  • 2011-05-26 10:55
  • mTWC
  • von

I think global means it can be used outside of japanese network? Not Sharp will globally make it available...but still I almost faint and cried of happiness until I read the very vague statement. Selling Japanese phones outside of Japan would definit...

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  • 2011-05-25 15:56
  • v0q8
  • Anonymous

this is the second android mobile phone it has big sensor and megapixel, the fìrst one is altec leo 14.1mp with optical zoom, now sharp it has 16mp, i hope samsung make big sensor it run android operating system,

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  • 2011-05-25 11:57
  • t7Xh