Wednesday, November 09, 2005
k peeps, u wanna learn about the sharp 904 and 804 right? here u go "that depends, 904sh might not even be released outside japan i've seen DMB + analog tv 904sh proto around, they're still tweaking the gui (the one that i seen used a pdc v60x series gui). colors schemes are debatable, those are quite ugly right now to be honest. no plans for upgrading the camera this time. felica (non-touch smart cardd electronic money) is essential the market hasnt even received 703 yet, and taiwan has just released their version of 903, so...
they placed the 804sh at 2 positions of the road map, again, not a single word on intl release (the inclusion of felica will take a lot more software tweaks and power management, becasue it's basically a coil outside the motherboard, and the phone has to record and be able to show u the details of ur purchase, it's not just about adding an extra saparate chip on the the battery cover like Nokia did in hong kong for the Octopus System. and felica is useless outside japan)
1. dec-jan, to compete with ntt's 902i, depending on 803t sales and felica demand and deals secured 2. feb-march, to compete with w33sa and p901itv, takes more time to fine tune if there were to be dmb support
instead, they put hopes on 805sh (autumn 06) which is supposed to have huge changes, and be released worldwide, depending on the maturity of VGA screens then. 5mp ccd is in the labs, they're evaluating on the digital noise and compression speed/ratio part.
expect to hear something from 804sh first, which should be a good enough phone with some value. it'll have a rounder design that looks like a kyocera PENCK (au kddi, evdo network)"
that's what i wrote on mobile-review, and it's only fair to put it up here again :)
now i start to understand what RK was talking about this summer, he's talking about the N92 and N80... :) sheesh, i was a bit slow.
trapped in the maze of time..7:47 PM