A pair of 3D glasses-free handsets has been launched by Sharp in Japan for Softbank’s network. The 003SH and 005SH Galapagos models have both autostereoscopic displays and Android 2.2. The 003SH model has a candy bar/slate form factor, while the 005SH has a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Both include a 3.8-inch display with a resolution of 800×480 pixels.
A 1GHz Snapdragon processor is powering both handsets. The 003SH incorporates a 9.6-megapixel camera with 720-pixel video shooting capabilities. Wi-Fi b/g, GPS and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR are present on both devices. They also have up to 7.2Mbps WCDMA download speeds. A slot compatible with up to 32 cards can receive a microSD card for storage. The 05SH model has an 8-megapixel camera in order to keep the device thinner and accommodate the sliding keyboard. Some 3 content deals lined up with Capcom include the handsets shipping with Mega Man, em>Resident Evil and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.
It is not a surprise for anybody that Sharp has launched phones with the same technology as the upcoming Nintendo 3DS, as the company is also supplying the displays for the gaming console.
While the Galapagos 003SH is believed to arrive in the United States in December, the 005SH model will not ship until February next year.