Thursday, December 18, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook And Android Top Digital Trends For 2014
Your Next Car Could Have Android Inside
North Korea Linked To Recent Sony Hacking
Sony Global Education Established
CEA and Japan Audio Society to Jointly Promote Hi-Res Audio
Intel, IBM Follow Different Strategies On 14nm FinFET
Toshiba Announces 6TB Enterprise Capacity HDD Models
WebOS 2.0 Smart TV Platfom To Debut At CES
Active Discussions
The Leading Fifa 15 Coins saler
Windows xp
Will there be any trade in scheme for the coming PSP Go?
Hello, Glad to be Aboard!!!
Best optical drive for ripping CD's? My LG 4163B is mediocre.
Hi All!
cdrw trouble
CDR for car Sat Nav
 Home > News > Mobiles > Sharp n...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Sharp not Fretting BlackBerry's Japan Debut


Sharp unveiled a new smartphone on Tuesday, aiming to cement its leading position in the market ahead of the impending launch of the popular BlackBerry device in Japan.

Canada's Research in Motion said last month that it would bring the BlackBerry to Japan this autumn, potentially breathing new life into Japan's relatively small smartphone market while also causing headaches for entrenched players like Sharp.

Sharp said its new phone, called the W-ZERO3, would come equipped with a Microsoft's. operating system and 128 megabytes of flash memory. In addition to making calls, users can access the Internet, read e-mails, and work on Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel.

The phone will be sold by mobile carrier Willcom Inc.

"We think our product is the Japanese BlackBerry," said Junko Nakagawa, general manager of Sharp's Product Planning Department, on the sidelines of a press conference. "We don't yet consider it our competitor in the Japanese market."

Smartphones and personal digital assistants (PDA) have not taken off in Japan as they have in the United States because Japanese handsets are already among the most advanced in the world, allowing users to e-mail, download music and surf the Web.

BlackBerries to be sold in Japan will operate on both WCDMA and GSM/GPRS networks and will be usable around the world for voice and data communications. It will be sold by Japan's top mobile operator, NTT DoCoMo Inc..

But initial expectations are low because the first product is not expected to have an operating system able to write Japanese.

Sharp said its new phone would go on sale on July 27 for 29,800 yen ($260). It aims to sell 250,000 units of the W-ZERO model in the current business year to March 2007.


Previous
Next
First 4x Blu-ray Burner Hit the Shelves in Taiwan        All News        RWPPI Exhibits at 2006 SINOCES CE Show
Sharp to Start Supplying PV200 Wireless PDA for the U.S. Market     Mobiles News      New Slim Qwerty Smartphone by Samsung

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sharp Showcases 4.1-inch, 736ppi IGZO LCD Prototype
Sharp 2Q Profit Slides
Sharp To Produce New Backlight-free LCD Panel For Wearables
Sharp To Start Making 4K Displays For Smartphones
Sharp Licensing TV Brand in Europe to Slovak Universal Media
Sharp Pushes Back Production Of Energy-efficient MEMS-IGZO Displays
Sharp, Pioneer Dissolve Their Capital Alliance
Sharp Launches 12-Mpixel CMOS Sensor for 4k Video
Sharp Brings Bezel-free Smartphone To The U.S.
Chinese Smartphones Boost Sharp's 1Q Operating Profit
Sharp Develops Brighter LED for LCD Backlights
Sharp to Exit TV And Home Appliance European Markets

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .