Japan had big hopes for AU’s press event today for the IS01 (its users friendly version) are just what we all expecting for a very longtime. Okinawa cellular and Sharp are going to launch a new Android device named IS01.
Japanese let out a collective meh in response to a 5-inch IS01 handheld from Sharp running Android 1.6 on a Snapdragon processor and measuring 83 × 149 × 17.9mm and 227g. While it looks like the classic Japanese eDictionary, the IS01 is meant to be used as a general purpose MID with a 5-row QWERTY. Black or light Blue, the IS01 will hit the Japanese market this June. Sharp-built “New Mobile ASV” 5.0 multi-touch touchscreen with a 960×480 resolution.
This mini-computer is also loaded with a 1GHz snapdragon processor and 5.27 megapixel auto focus camera on back with a 0.43 megapixel jobbie up front for video calls. Rounding out the specs are 802.11 b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, microSD slot, 1Seg mobile TV tuner, IrDA, 4GB of internal storage, and Qualcomm 3G CDMA data.
This Device may ready to ship in October while a developer friendly version (JN-DK01) should be available in May.
Source: engadget.com, today-reviews.com, newlaunches.com