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Sharp is releasing a ceiling-mounted ion generator with built-in LED light for washroom (IG-GTA20) on November 20.

Using Sharp's original sterilization technology, called Plasmacluster, the ion generator eliminates bacteria that cause bad smells and deodorizes the room. Since it has the same attachment part as a regular bulb, it can be installed easily in the washroom at your house.

NTT docomo Unveils Winter & Spring 2015 Products and Services - AkihabaraNews.com

Editor Yoriko attended NTT docomo’s Winter/Spring 2015 Product & Service announcement event held Tuesday here in Tokyo. The complete event gallery is here.

Sharp's espresso machine-like tea maker HEALSIO Ocha Presso is going to be available in a new red color model in addition to the existing black and white models on September 10.
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week we’ve just one little nugget to rollout: You might have heard that SoftBank is taking Sharp’s flagship smartphone to the U.S., but what you might not know is that Sharp might have the company of a much larger brother.

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After acquiring an ownership stake in American telecommunication company, Sprint, in July 2013, SoftBank finally started getting more serious about developing a partnership with Sprint.

SoftBank recently announced that they have developed a smartphone platform jointly with Sprint to reduce procurement costs and bring the device's price down. They are also now able to make their own unique devices and these co-developed devices will be sold in Japan and the U.S.

SoftBank has just announced that they are going to release new Android 4.4 smartphone AQUOS Xx 304SH, manufactured by Sharp, on May 23.

We saw the Aquos smartphone that is part of docomo's summer lineup last week.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 19, 2014

Sharp is going to release the curvy 2.1ch Bluetooth speaker GX-BT7 on June 10. The estimated price is ¥20,000.

There are 2 50mm full-range speakers and 2 80mm subwoofers built-in. GX-BT7 supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A2DP/AVRCP profiles, SBC codec, and SCMS-T to protect copyrights.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 16, 2014

NTT docomo: 2 New Tablets for Summer 2014 - AkihabaraNews.com

New Tablets for 2014
At NTT docomo's 2014 summer rollout on May 14, in addition to the 6 new smartphones, 2 tablets were introduced.

Yoriko Takahashi - May 16, 2014

NTT docomo: 6 New Smartphones for Summer - AkihabaraNews.com

NTT docomo's New Smartphones
Following up on yesterday’s coverage of NTT docomo’s summer rollout event, we want to provide a few more details on the 6 new smartphones they unveiled at Belle Salle Shiodome in Tokyo on May 14.

Sharp unveiled the new - AQUOS Xx 304SH - Android 4.4 smartphone with 5.2-inch full HD IGZO panel, and it is due to be released by SoftBank in late May.

Also, they announced that the name of their smartphone brand will be changed from the current "AQUOS PHONE" to the new "AQUOS".

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