Sharp Plans Symbian Phones
Jul 12, 2004, 8:49 AM by (staff)
At a press conference last week, Sharp announced plans to start using the Symbian operating system (OS) in some of its phones. The Japanese company also aims to boost its international phone business to 50% of shipments, up from 30% today. The company plans to adopt Symbian primarily for higher-end GSM and WCDMA phones. The company recent international models includes the TM100 and the GX30, Europe's first megapixel camera phone.
Review: Sharp Aquos Crystal for Boost Mobile
Sharp has delivered an interesting handset in the Aquos Crystal, which features a 5-inch screen with practically no surrounding bezel. This futuristic-looking smartphone aims to trounce other mid-range contenders on Sprint's pre-paid Boost Mobile.
SoftBank and Sprint Working with Sharp on Edgeless Phone
SoftBank, which owns Sprint, today said it has chosen Sharp to supply it with low-cost smartphones. The handset deal with Sharp includes Sprint, which will also sell phones made by Sharp.
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Microsoft recently indicated it will cease to support Skype on devices running Windows Phone 7 and Symbian. The company said it will retire the official Skype app for WP7, as well as any ancillary apps that support it over the next few weeks.