First GSM With VGA Display - Sharp 904

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Today Vodafone K.K. presented the latest addition to their portfolio, Vodafone 904SH, made by Sharp. This is the first Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) phone* with Video Graphics Array (VGA) display (480x640 pixels).

The recent W-CDirect Memory Access (DMA) clamshell device has an internal 2.4" 262K colors Video Graphics Array (VGA) resolution display, which is four times better than the QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution. You can see pictures of this Video Graphics Array (VGA) display from the 3Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) Congress here. The external display is single-line monochrome with 12 x 72 pixels resolution. The 904SH also has Motion Control Sensor. This recent technology enables measuring handset posture in all directions in 3D. It also has the first Face Recognition technology of Vodafone K.K.

The phone has almost the same measures as its well-known predecessor Sharp 903 and it seems that it has the same capturing camera - 3.2 megapixel capturing camera with auto focus and 2x optical zoom; another video call capturing camera is also presented. The internal memory of the recent Sharp 904 is 20 MB, it can be easily expanded with the assist of the miniSD card slot. The phone has 3D surround sound support. Vodafone 904SH supports tri-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) networks and has Bluetooth and Infrared connectivity. It will be available in April 2006.

*Not counting the gigantic HTC communicators like Qtek 9000, O2 XDA Exec and i-mate JASJAR with 3.6" Video Graphics Array (VGA) displays.


Vodafone K.K. press release

Vodafone K.K. unveils first 3G mobile handset with Video Graphics Array (VGA) display

Vodafone K.K. today announces the Vodafone 904SH by Sharp, the first mobile handset to

feature a Video Graphics Array (VGA) liquid crystal display (LCD). The 904SH is scheduled to go on sale in late April

2006 as a recent 3G handset.

The 904SH’s Video Graphics Array (VGA) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) has four times the resolution of current QVGA*3 LCDs, making it possible

to reproduce visuals and render small characters with more vividness and clarity than before.

The 904SH is a recent flagship model that supports a full range of recent services and features. By

using Bluetooth®, friends and acquaintances can like recent communication services like instant

messaging or multiplayer games within a 10-metre radius free of charge. The 904SH is also the

first handset to feature a recent Motion Control Sensor, which is capable of measuring handset

posture in all directions in 3D. Customers will be able to like a host of recent applications that fully

hold advantage of the recent sensor’s enhanced accuracy. The 904SH also has Vodafone K.K.’s first

Face Recognition feature for enhanced security and privacy protection.

The main features of the 904SH are as follows:

First mobile handset to feature ultra-high resolution Video Graphics Array (VGA) LCD

The 904SH features an ultra-high resolution 2.4-inch Video Graphics Array (VGA) (Video Graphics Array: 480 x 640

pixel) LCD. Video Graphics Array (VGA) LCDs have four times the resolution of current QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) (Quarter Video

Graphics Arrary: 240 x 320 pixel) LCDs, making it possible to reproduce visuals and render

large fonts and small characters with more vividness and clarity than before. Game and video

content that takes full advantage of the Video Graphics Array (VGA) display is also currently under development.

Screen image comparisons

QQVideo Graphics Array (VGA) (120 x 160 pixels) QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) (240 x 320 pixels) Video Graphics Array (VGA) (480 x 640 pixels)

Full specifications: 3.2 megapixel autofocus capturing camera with 2x optical zoom, 3D surround sound

compatible stereo speakers

The 904SH has a full range of leading-edge mobile handset hardware features housed in its

elegant and colourful design. In addition to the 2.4-inch Video Graphics Array (VGA) LCD, the 904SH has a 3.2

megapixel autofocus capturing camera with 2x optical zoom. The handset also features stereo speakers

that support 3D surround sound for realistic audio playback of Chaku-Uta Full® music

downloads and tracks ripped from CDs and transferred to memory cards (srecent separately).

New concept communication services that utilize Bluetooth®

The 904SH supports recent concept communication services that enable nearby instant

messaging and multiplayer games free of charge by using Bluetooth® technology. The 904SH

has a total of 5 pre-installed Bluetooth® applications. “Near Chat”* allows friends and

acquaintances to like instant messaging within a 10-metre radius. 4 trial version multiplayer

games allow customers to enjoy, such as block breaking and puzzle game face offs.

*Due to the characteristics of Bluetooth®, unsolicited requests may come from other parties when using this

application. Concerned guardians may utilize a PIN lock function to prevent usage by minors.

First handset to feature recent Motion Control Sensor

The 904SH is Vodafone K.K.’s first handset to feature a newly-developed Motion Control

Sensor, which is capable of measuring handset posture in all directions in 3D. The recent sensor

can measure the acceleration speeds of up and down movements with even greater accuracy

than before. By using the Motion Control Sensor with supported content for Vodafone live!

NAVI, a GPS navigation service, maps can be viewed according to the direction a customer is


Face Recognition that recognises an owner’s facial features

The 904SH is Vodafone K.K.’s first handset to offer Face Recognition, which can authenticate

an owner’s facial features. When the clamshell handset is opened, the sub-camera by the

main display automatically activates to authenticate customers by sensing their eye and

mouth facial features within one second. This makes it possible prevent unauthorized usage

by a third party in cases of handset loss to ensure security and privacy.

Flagship model fully supports 3G services like Vodafone live! FeliCa for e-money and

e-ticketing and Vodafone live! NAVI for GPS navigation

The 904SH is a flagship model that fully supports current 3G services such as Vodafone live!

FeliCa, Vodafone live! NAVI, Vodafone live! BB and brand recent ones like Vodafone Address

Book, which lets customers back up their handset address book to a network server, Vodafone

live! CAST, which delivers mobile magazines overnight, and Deru Moji 3D Pictogram Display,

which displays 3D animations in received mails.

Digital Comic Viewer with faster rendering and improved ease-of-use

The 904SH comes with a digital comic viewer, “ComicSurfing for Vodafone”, with improved

rendering speeds compared to previous Vodafone K.K. 3G handsets, a function that searches

for the next part once a tale is finished, and an organizing function for easy sorting of large

volumes of digital comics. The 904SH also has a dedicated book folder for saving digital

comics that have been downloaded from Vodafone live! to handset memory. Previously

customers had to download digital comics individually to view them, but with this enhancement

they can now like their digital comics whenever they like by saving multiple comics to

handset memory.

Wireless software upgrades

The 904SH is Vodafone K.K.’s first handset to support wireless software upgrades. This

service enables customers to quickly download upgrade files over the network to overwrite

software when necessary, thereby eliminating the need to visit a Vodafone shop to upgrade

handset software.



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