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Sharp introduces new IGZO laptop displays with resolutions up to 3200 x 1800 pixels

Laptops with 1080p displays are so last year. A handful of notebooks including the MacBook Pro with Retina, Google Chromebook Pixel and Toshiba Kirabook already have higher-than-full-HD screens. Now Sharp wants to step things up a notch with its new IGZO displays for notebooks. IGZO screens use less power than traditional LCD displays, but because […]

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Sharp introduces 7 inch tablet with low-power IGZO display

Sharp’s IGZO display technology lets the company build screens that consume less power than a standard LCD because they require less backlighting. Sharp has already unveiled a smartphone for the Japanese market that features an IGZO display. Now the company is introducing the first 7 inch tablet with an IGZO screen. The Sharp Aquos Pad […]

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First phone with Sharp’s low power IGZO screen shows up in Japan

Japanese wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo has introduced 16 new phones and tablets for its winter lineup — including the first mobile phone to ship with an IGZO display from Sharp. IGZO stands for Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, and they’re thinner than traditional LCD displays and don’t require as much light from a backlight, which helps […]

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Sharp shows off a 6.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display

So you thought Sharp’s new 5 inch 1080p smartphone display was overkill? That’s nothing. The company is also showing off a 6.1 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display at CEATEC in Japan this week. The display has a resolution of 498 pixels per inch. For comparison’s sake, Apple’s latest iPhone models with “retina” displays, by […]

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Future ultrabooks could use Sharp’s low power IGZO LCD displays

Notebook displays eat up an awful lot of battery life, and as Intel continues to reduce the power consumption of its laptop chips, screens will account for an even higher percentage of power usage. But building low power processors isn’t the only way to improve battery life. You can also reduce the power needs of […]

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Sharp unveils 10 inch tablet with last year’s specs

Sharp is introducing a new 10 inch tablet in Japan which features a spec sheet that looked like it was ripped from last year’s headlines. The Sharp RW-T110 tablet has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1 GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor and Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread software. It ha […]

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Sharp’s smartphones and tablets may finally be coming to America

Sharp has been producing Android tablet for the Japanese market since last year. But while I got a chance to play with some of the Sharp Galapagos tablets at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, the company has yet to launch any of its Android products in the States. That could […]

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Then there was one: Sharp pares the Galapagos tablet lineup

Late last year Sharp launched a line of Android tablets in Japan under the Galapagos name. Initially the company offered 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch models that were marketed as digital media consumption devices, complete with digital book and magazine stores. Now Sharp is discontinuing the original Galapagos devices, but the recently unveiled 7 inch […]

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Sharp launches yet-another Android tablet in Japan

Sharp hasn’t yet brought an Android tablet to market in the US, but the company is on a roll with Japanese tablets. First Sharp introduced the Galapagos line of 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch tablets, and then the company followed up with a 7 inch model called the Galapagos A01SH earlier this month. Now Sharp […]