Review: Sharp FX
Sharp fields its first phone for AT&T. The FX is a quick messaging device that carries forward Sharp's messaging phone lineage, though it's not the sharpest knife in the messaging phone drawer.
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The Sharp FX is yet another quick messaging device (QMD) for AT&T. It brings a touchable user interface to the table, along with the requisite full QWERTY keyboard for typing. Its design language is eerily similar to the SideKicks of yesteryear, but in a decidedly smaller package. The other stand-out feature is, of course, the FX's ability to snag live mobile television. What does all that add up to? A device that's a jack of all trades, but master of none.
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Should have put Android on it