KDDI to Sell 5-Inch Sharp Device This Summer


Tokyo-based KDDI Corp. plans to offer an Android-based handset from Sharp in June in an effort to compete with the likes of NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Corp. The smart phone will offer a 5-inch touch display, a physical QWERTY keyboard, and TV tuner. This unit marks the first Android phone by a Japanese handset maker.

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  • Josh

    First thing I thought when I read this was "What? Is KDDI a knife company?"

  • Josh

    HEADLINE. When I read this HEADLINE. *facepalm*

  • johnkzin

    5" screen, qwerty keyboard… sounds great. Bring it to the US!!

  • Janne

    Last time I looked, Sony was a Japanese company. Which would make Sharp's device the second Android phone, not the first.

  • khay

    nice info. thank you for sharing. i like it :p