The first of three new phones announced by AU and Sharp in the Summer 2012 collection, the Aquos Phone Serie ISW16SH is the AU's flagship for this season.

The Aquos Phone Serie ISW16SH rocks with 4.6 inches of screen estate with HD (1280 x 720 px) resolution, a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8660A processor...

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In February 2012, carrier AU KDDI is launching the new IIDA Infobar C01 by Sharp, a bar-type phone with a 12-key numerical keypad and a 3.2-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480 px).

The Infobar C01 runs on Android 2.3 and has the IIDA user interface we saw on last year's Inforbar A01. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655T processor colcked at 1 GHz,...

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At the end of December 2011, carrier AU KDDI are launching another touchscreen slider, the IS14SH. This has very few differences, if any, from the Summer 2011 model IS11SH or its SoftBank counterpart, the Hybrid 101SH.

This smartphone comes with a 3.7-inch touchscreen with a 960×540 New Mobile...

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The Aquos Phone IS13SH is Sharp's gem in the Winter 2011 collection by AU KDDI, announced recently.

The IS13SH comes with an impressive 4.2-inch main display with the now standard for Japanese smart phones resolution of 540 x 960 pixels and a 2.1-inch sub display located below the main one. This is the so called "memory display" that we saw on the IS03SH last...

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In the end of June 2011, AU KDDI and IIDA released a wonderful new smartphone produced by Sharp, the Infobar A01.

While the hardware is the same as that of DoCoMo's SH-12C and SoftBank's 006SH, what is truly impressive is the customized user interface (UI) running on top of Android 2.3.3.

Here are the Inforbar specifications:

Screen size: 3.7...

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The IS12SH is indeed the IS11SH's bigger brother: boasting an impressive 4.2-inch QHD screen, the IS12SH is a 3D enabled Android device that comes with a dual 8 megapixel camera for true 3D imaging and video capture.

Hardware-wise, there is hardly anything different, though. The IS12SH has the same Qualcomm MSM8655T processor at 1.4 GHz, 1GB of RAM...

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The IS11SH is one of the AU KDDI Summer 2011 collection keitais, branded under the Aquos Phone series.

This is a slider phone having a 3.7-inch 960 x 540-pixel 3D screen and running Android 2.3 with Sharp's custom Tap Flow UI on top. Underneath is a Qualcomm MSM8655T processor at 1.4 GHz, 512MB of RAM and 2GB of ROM. The IS11SH has an 8 megapixel camera with...

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Shortly after the IS03 was announced, Sharp & AU KDDI presented another Android-based device for their Spring 2011 lineup. The IS05 admittedly has less of the muscle power the IS03 boasts but still makes a very decent machine.

The IS05 runs on Android 2.2 and has Flash Lite 4.0 support, One Seg TV, Mobile Wallet, FM transmitter, AQUOS link to connect the...

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Sharp's latest Android device for the Japanese market comes out branded for carrier AU KDDI (on 18 October 2010). The slab device has a 3.5-inch screen with the enormous resolution of 960 x 640 pixels and a secondary display below it employing Sharp's Mimory technology, which will memorize the most frequently used shortcuts and display them together with missed calls...

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In mid-May 2010, Sharp began sales of the "developer" version of a new mobile communication device, called the IS01. The IS01 runs Android 1.6 and comes with all Google Android goodies one might expect, but has some main modules stripped off, such as the cellular modem (meaning no phone calls, no 3G data) and without API support for FM and 1Seg connectivity. Instead,...

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