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Sharp Aquos SH-10D Gets FCC Stamp of Approval

Sharp has never been a common name in the telecommunications industry.  Apparently, they seem to be warming up to join the battlefield with their new Aquos smartphone.  Here in the US, we have never heard of any high quality or ground shaking phones made by Sharp in the recent past – maybe the reasons is that they often kept their devices in Asia.  Sony is a Japanese company but somehow it has curved a niche for itself and even won a percentage of loyalists for their high quality devices.  Is sharp focused on doing the same?  Will the new Aquos SH-10D smartphone which just passed FCC and got the green light to manufacture and sell in the US.

Sharp’s new smartphone has a lot to admire actually, the first being a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 1.5GHz clock speed.  What is impressive though is a 12.1 Megapixel rear camera and a less impressive 0.3 Megapixel front camera (the difference is outrageous, right?) On connectivity, the phone features WDMA and HSPA+ capabilities but there were no reports as to whether it will be 4G LTE capable.  Anyway, since it is already cleared, it means that the phone will probably have no 4G capability, which is a pity because there is so much hype today about LTE and it seems this will be the selling point for most devices in a few months to come.

When it comes to design, the phone has some interestingly angled corners.  Although Sharp has had a history of making phones that do not really look that good, it seems that this one is a price winner – unique in different ways.  It has a 4.5 inch screen and will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich.

That is all we know about this handset as of now, but when come across anything interesting you will be [among] the first to know.

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