Softbank releases strong iPhone competitor...

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  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    WATCH THIS IF OUTSIDE JAPANhttp://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=QiVd1llObB0

    http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/product/3G/931sh/

    watch the entire video. it looks really good, though, sharp build quality is not as good as apples.

    It may not kill iPhone, but in my opinion it comes very very close. When It gets released I will go compare.

    • Screen resouloution around those of netbook laptops.
    • Almost 4" screen
    • 5.1 MP Camera with autofocus and flash
    • Aquos Screen (like the TVs)
    • Multi Touch
    • Normal keypad
    • One-Seg TV
    • App-Store like function
    • S! Felica (Mobile wallet)
    • And like all Japanese Phones, video calling camera.
    • LIMITED INTERNAL STOARAGE (I believe)
     
  2. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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  3. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Me neither. (keeps spinning) I think I am on flash 9 though (or did I upgrade.)

    oh well.the rest of the pics on the page more then show, that they are no iphone killer.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    The video doesn't load for me either. The phone looks ok from the pictures, but like plumbingandtech I don't really think that this an iPhone killer.
     
  6. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That is what I thought before I saw the entire video (its uber cheesy with some funny dressed foreigners and a creepy japanese guy but still....) it completely multitouch and looks pretty darn good. Also has a massive screen with a great resolution. and 5.2 mp autofocus camera.

    http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=QiVd1llObB0
     
  7. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Oh I see. Another "iPhone killer", huh? Ha! It'll end up in the same pile as the rest...
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    what multi-touch? they never do anything but with one fingerin that video
     
  9. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    really? i assumed because as a transition in the video they did some two finger pinches.
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the only pinches i saw were the transitionns or whatever and not on the actual phone itself:confused:
     
  11. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    It won't be an iPhone killer for the same reason the Samsung Instinct wasn't...and it has nothing to do with the hardware.
     
  12. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    software?

    hmm...the software does look pretty good, but knowing Sharp it will be buggy.
     
  13. mcdj macrumors G3

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    so if you think the build quality sucks and the software will be buggy, then where did you come up with the ridiculous (and dumb) thread title?
     
  14. daisuke07 macrumors regular

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    if you scroll down on http://mb.softbank.jp/mb/product/3G/931sh/ you'll see a picture of them using multi-touch to zoom in on the picture. i thought apple patented this? or is it only in america...

    that phone has the resolution of like a computer :eek: ii thought too many pixels on a small screen on a phone would kill it.

    and it has a physical keyboard D: i prefer no phys keyboard

    i wonder whats the battery life on that thing

    http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/10/fulltouch.jpg[/IMG]

    and i thought the HTC Touch HD was badass

    http://www.displayblog.com/wp-conte...-fulltouch-931sh/sharp_aquos_fulltouch_05.jpg

    its weird how they use gloves to give people their phones...

    http://www.displayblog.com/wp-conte...-fulltouch-931sh/sharp_aquos_fulltouch_06.jpg

    http://www.displayblog.com/wp-conte...-fulltouch-931sh/sharp_aquos_fulltouch_04.jpg
     
  15. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    awesome!!
    i like it!!
    too bad the keyboard is just regular rather than full qwerty sideways. oh well. but it looks good. too bad it wont be released in USA but i have a feeling in japan people might want to buy this than the iphone. but we have to wait and see
     
  16. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That thing is FAT, not Phat. What's with that slide crap? Keep "Frankenstein" in Japan...:eek:
     
  17. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    yep
     
  18. TopToffee macrumors 6502a

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    an iPhone killer? based on that footage, which is just a video superimposed onto the screen? (if you notice the "touches" are often out of sync with the moment something happens on the screen)

    i think you may have just SLIGHTLY jumped the gun there :D
     
  19. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The hardware however is pretty amazing looking (look at the updated original post)

    I think Sharp is trying uber hard to get some iPhone buyers.
     
  20. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So I went and played with the phone.

    The hardware IS amazing.

    The interface was surprisingly good though not as good as the iPhone.

    The design and materials are cheap.

    Still its on my list of phones to consider, and it beats the JP omnia (omnia with out win-mo. touchscreen sucks!)
     
  21. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yaawwnn... I forgot I can't give -2 stars.:( Please let this thread die...
     
  22. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Nice looking phone.

    Check out the video at 2:25 or so.
     
  23. jlwillia macrumors regular

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    This looks pretty sweet. I wish I could understand what was being said about it. I guess I'll have to pick up Japanese real quick...
     
  24. Poat84 macrumors 6502

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    we need a iphone killer thread. Im getting tired of people posting these threads
     
  25. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    Comparing the ads...

    Wow, they basically went out and copied the iphone in every aspect.... even in the commercial style and hand model (might even be the same exact person!)

    Look at the comparison....
     

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