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Sharp debuts slim, smart WS011SH smartphone

updated 02:25 pm EDT, Thu June 7, 2007

Sharp WS011SH Smartphone

Sharp and Willcom today jointly revealed the WS011SH, also known as the Advanced WZERO 3, the phone is considered a showcase for Windows Mobile 6 and has the same narrow profile as a typical candybar phone but a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for browsing and messaging. Sharp's contribution also results in a very media-friendly device, the two companies claim: the 3-inch display achieves an exceptionally fine 800x480 resolution that displays more of websites, and images. Control is just as unique courtesy of XCrawl, a touch-sensitive directional pad that navigates menus without a bulkier and more fragile rocker mechanism.

Many of the other extras that accompany smartphones are similarly built-in. GPS and Wi-Fi provide both mapping and local Internet access, including a combination of both through Google Maps. Bluetooth and a microSD slot also deliver support for headsets and media storage. Despite the range of features, battery life is rated at 7 hours for talk time and 500 hours of standby.

Intended for Willcom's self-run cellular service, the WZERO 3 is due to launch in Japan by the middle of July for the equivalent of $245 when bought alongside a cellphone plan. [via New Launches]





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