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September 29, 2011

Sharp Begins Supplying AQUOS PHONE to France Telecom

3rd Phase in Global Launch of Sharp Smartphone

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Sharp Corporation will begin providing France Telecom-Orange, the mobile network operator of France Telecom S.A., with the AQUOS PHONE smartphone.

Based on the SH-12C AQUOS PHONE smartphone that Sharp makes for NTT DOCOMO, Inc. in Japan, the model has been customized to meet the specifications of France Telecom, which partners with NTT DOCOMO. The AQUOS PHONE is distinguished by its audio-visual connection capabilities and high-quality graphics engine: hooking it up via HDMI*1 to the AQUOS LCD TV gives users big screen enjoyment of videos and games stored on their phone, as well as Internet high-definition (HD) videos and other content.

The AQUOS PHONE has a 3D-compatible LCD*2 and Twin Cameras. So besides watching 3D, users can also take 3D stills and HD videos*3 while they view them in real time in 3D on the AQUOS PHONE screen. This smartphone is also compatible with streaming video and other content that France Telecom offers through its network service.

The start of AQUOS PHONE sales in the European market follows launches in Japan and China. Sharp is planning an aggressive schedule to launch the AQUOS PHONE in other worldwide markets.


Product name AQUOS PHONE SH80F
Color Black
Dimensions / weight Approx. 127 x 64 x 11.9 mm / 135 g
Communications protocol UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®
Date of introduction October 6, 2011 (plan)
Market France
*1 Requires an HDMI cable with Micro HDMI connector (type D) (sold separately).
*2 Note that each user will react differently to 3D images. Do not watch 3D images if you are feeling sick or if you suddenly feel unwell while viewing.
*3 3D images can only be taken using the exterior camera and in landscape (horizontal) mode.
AQUOS, AQUOS PHONE, and Twin Cameras are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sharp Corporation.
HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. in the United States.

The following information is true and accurate at the time of publication. Manufacture, sale, price and specifications of products may be subject to change.

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