Sharp announced on Friday that it has passed the five-million mark for shipments of 1Seg digital tv phones in Japan. Since releasing its first handset in May 2006 – introduced by Vodafone – Sharp has deployed a total of eight models across all three operators. By reaching this milestone in less than 18 months, Sharp becomes the first OEM in the industry to ship five million 1Seg-enabled units.
Sharp’s first unit had a “Cycloid-Style” swival screen that could be rotated horizontally 90 degrees. This unique design helped make the 905SH a hit with consumers. Sharp has also equipped its mobile phones with technologies like the Mobile Advanced Super View LCD, based on technology cultivated through the development of AQUOS LCD TVs, and the SV (Super Vivid) Engine. Sharp followed up the cycloid-style handset with the release of various other designs mobile phones, including dual-hinged and slider models. Via: JCN