Softbank Announces Sharp Aquos, First Announced Ice Cream Sandwich Device due Next Year


Soon Google will be launching the first ever Ice Cream Sandwich powered device with Samsung and we can’t wait! But if you want to check out the first ever announced Ice Cream Sandwich device, then behold — the Sharp Aquos Phone 104SH. Obviously this one wouldn’t be the first ICS device to hit the market, but we can say that it’s the first one to be announced as an Ice Cream Sandwich device. No doubt the device is very sexy and good looking, not only from the outside, but it also has a lot of amazing goodies on the inside. It will be launched by Japanese network Softbank and they are planning to launch it somewhere in spring of 2012. Don’t know when or if it will be hitting other countries but I’m sure by then, we will have a huge number of ICS powered phones to choose from. Have a look at the spec sheet:

  • Dual-core TI OMAP 44601.5-GHz  processor
  • 4.5-inch touchscreen (1280×720 resolution)
  • 12.1-megapixel primary camera (capable of 1080p video capture)
  • 2 GB storage
  • microSDHC expansion slot
  • dust-proof and water-proof build
  • compatibility with WCDMA and GSM networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 support
  • physical dimensions of 65 mm × 129 mm × 8.7 mm

I think these specs are just ‘okay’ if the device is hitting market next year, especially since quad-core phones are expected to also hit the market in 2012. Anyway, any Asian consumers looking forward to grabbing this hot-cake? Let us know in the comment box below.

Source: Softbank

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4 Comments

  1. Jvc314
    September 30, 22:37 Reply

    it has buttons… what does this mean??

  2. Tony McAfee
    October 01, 00:18 Reply

    Agree with jvc314… i think they meant “water and dust RESISTANT” not proof. can’t be water proof with a hole.

    • i think he was thinking more along the lines of rumors that ICS is going to have on-screen buttons much like honeycomb. not physical home, menu and back keys

      • Jvc314
        October 01, 21:07 Reply

        Correct. That is what I meant.

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