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Last updated: 18 June 2019 – 10:29

The SH-M08 is the SIM-free version of the Aquos sense2 that appeared earlier on Docomo and AU by KDDI. This SIM-free version can be used with any of the virtual mobile network operators in Japan (and the world over, of course).

Rakuten Mobile, one such VMNO, has already announced it will be offering the SH-M08, releasing...

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Last updated: 11 June 2019 – 08:25

Scheduled for release in early November 2017, the Aquos sense SHV40 by AU KDDI is a mid-range device with little to set it apart from the rest of mid-range Aquos phones. It continues the now-traditional, eye-displeasing and uncomfortable huge-bezel design that makes me wonder if Sharp designers are intentionally trying to bankrupt the company's...

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Last updated: 28 May 2019 – 06:23

Sharp announced the low-end Aquos sense2 on 3rd October 2018, and AU by KDDI were the first to officially announce it just nine days later, codenamed SHV43, releasing it in early November.

In mid-May 2019, a simplified version of the SHV43 was announced under the name Aquos sense2 Easy SHV43, sales scheduled to begin after mid-June 2019. The...

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Last updated: 16 May 2019 – 07:15

The Aquos Mobile SH-03L is the new iteration of the business-class secure camera-less feature phone. Its predecessor was the SH-02K, released in the Winter 2017/2018 collection.

This line of mobile phones is stripped of all entertainment functions and lacks a camera in order to be able to be used in maximum-security premises where you are now...

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Last updated: 13 May 2019 – 10:55

AU by KDDI is the second Japanese carrier to officially announce the new Aquos R3 for the Summer 2019 collection. The model name is SHV44.

The Aquos R3 comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos...

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Last updated: 8 May 2019 – 07:27

Behold! the new Aquos R3 has now arrived – with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor. On Docomo, it is offered under the model name SH-04L.

There is no surprise in the design, however: the Aquos R3 is simply a larger version of last year's Aquos R2 compact. The dual-notch...

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Last updated: 18 April 2019 – 07:50

Softbank is the first Japanese carrier to officially release the new Aquos R3 in their Summer 2019 collection, just two days after Sharp's announcement. The phone will start selling in late May.

The Aquos R3 (808SH) comes with a new 5th-generation IGZO display and a new (finally) camera sensor.

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Last updated: 7 April 2019 – 22:14

W-ZERO3 is the name of the Windows Mobile Pocket PCs Sharp manufactured for Japanese operator Willcom. The first W-ZERO3, the WS003SH, was released in Japan in mid-December 2005 and was Japan's first Windows Mobile 5 device and the first to feature a full QWERTY keyboard.

The WS003SH has 64 MB of SDRAM, 128 MB of ROM (60 MB...

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Last updated: 6 April 2019 – 09:23

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...

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Last updated: 3 April 2019 – 06:29

Starting 9 April 2019, Sharp will be selling a SIM-free version of the Aquos Zero, code-named SH-M10.

Even six months after the original announcement, the Aquos Zero continues to be the world's lightest smartphone having a screen of 6 inches or more, weighing 146 grams....

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