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Sharp to ship 3D phone for Japan–where are the global phones?

Aaron Tilton
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(Picture: Pocketnow)

Sharp has announced the Aquos SH8298U 3D, a 3D Android handset destined exclusively for the Japanese market. According to Sharp, the Aquaos series mark are designed as Global Smartphones but there seem to be no plans to bring the Android handsets to either the US or European marketplaces. To date there have been no sightings in the wild of the Aquaos series in either of the most lucrative smart phone markets in the world. Given the sheer amount of money to be made with high-end tech goods in the western world it seems fair to ask why Sharp doesn't want us to have nice things.

The spec. sheet for the Aquos SH8298U 3D doesn't seem half bad and with a decent mid. range price it could stand to make Sharp more then just a couple of bucks.

  • GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 Processor
  • Adreno 205 GPU
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 2 GB internal HD
  • 4.2” qHD “glasses-free” 3D Display
  • Two 8 Megapixel-Cameras for 3D recording
  • 1240mAh Bettery
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread  

Hopefully, the device will take off in the Japanese market place and convince Sharp to take their line of “global smartphone” truly global.


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  • Marvin Cleaver Sep 12, 2011 Link

    Its so sad when great phones don't make it here! :(

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  • Adrienne Chan Sep 12, 2011 Link

    And here we have another reason to move to Japan... Nippon watch out because here I come!

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  • Sam-Droid Sep 12, 2011 Link

    What do they mean global phone? I've never head the term before.

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  • Gee B. Sep 12, 2011 Link

    That has to do with the frequencies the phone uses I think. In Europe they use a different spectrum then we do because they dont have as much for the military I think.

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