While Sharp’s AQUOS line may not be the most popular handset here in the States, the devices that make up that line-up are some of the most unique out there, and it’s one reason why they are popular in places like Japan, and have even begun finding their way to Europe. The company has just announced a brand new device to the family, the AQUOS IS14SH, and it is on its way to the carrier KDDI.
As you can see from the image above, the device is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it features a form factor that is more feature-phone than smartphone. Especially in today’s market where it’s all about the blank slab. The multi-colored device above features a 3.7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 960×540, and is a New Mobile ASV Liquid crystal touch panel. There is a full, physical numeric keypad that is revealed when you slide the face of the phone upwards. There’s an 8MP CMOS camera on the back of the device, which has 720p HD video capture capabilities. It will also feature Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, and microSDHC card support.
It will launch on KDDI shortly, but there’s no word on whether or not this device will find its way to any international carriers.