Sharp will start shipments of its new STX-2 (FX) quick messaging phone to AT&T in the United States. FX supports AT&T Mobile TV powered by MediaFLO, a multimedia broadcasting service for mobile handsets.
The phone also incorporates social networking service (SNS) applications such as Twitter and Facebook. FX will be available from AT&T, starting July 25, 2010 in the U.S. market.
FX provides user-friendly features with a compact and light weight design incorporating a 3.0-inch WQVGA touch screen LCD and QWERTY keyboard. It supports MediaFLO, which provides access to a maximum of fifteen TV channels, including news, sports, dramas, and music programs. MediaFLO is a mobile broadcasting platform to transmit multimedia contents to mobile handsets, approved as an international standard by ITU (International Telecommunication Union). In 2008, AT&T started a commercial service called "AT&T Mobile TV supporting MediaFLO technology.
The phone's touch screen LCD and QWERTY keyboard enable easy operation and smooth text input. It also supports various SNS, and can be used as a compact SNS terminal for your social life.
Model: STX-2 (Product name of AT&T: FX)
Dimensions / Weight: 114 X 56.6 X 14.8mm / Approx. 142.5g
Features: supports MediaFLO
3.0-inch WQVGA touch screen LCD,
A-GPS, QWERTY keyboard, 2-megapixel camera
Communication system: HSDPA/UMTS, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth