Vodafone brings Sharp GX30 megapixel handset to Europe

Vodafone has announced the first mega-pixel camera phone for GSM networks – the Sharp GX30. The new phone next in line of the Sharp GX10, GX10i and the GX20 models.

The state-of-the-art Sharp GX30 comes with a built-in CCD camera capable of taking one million-pixel high-quality images, the first of its kind in Europe. For the first time on GSM networks, Vodafone customers will be able to take photographs suitable for print out and eliminate the need to carry a separate digital camera. Additional new features include a unique 262,144 colour large-sized LCD screen (four times the quality of the GX20), a removable SD memory card for greater storage and easy transfer, as well as an MP3 player, enabling customers to play their favourite music tracks on their handset.

The Sharp GX30 will be available in retail stores from March 2004.

Specifications
Mode: GSM 800 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Weight: 100 grams
Dimensions: 95 x 49 x 26mm
Battery type: Lithium Ion
Battery Life: 200 mins talktime, 220 hours standby time
Display type: 2,62,144 colors CG-Silicon TFT
Phone book Capacity: 500 + Sim
SMS: Yes
MMS: Yes
Games: Yes (Downloadable)
External Display: Yes (65,536, 64 x 96 pixels) LCD
Expansion Slot: Yes (MMC Slot, SD Card Slot)
Flashlight: Yes
WAP: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java Apps (J2ME): Yes
Camera: Yes (1 Megapixel, (858 x 1144 pixels), Selftimer, Flash, Shutter speed controls, multi shot, and macro)
Video Recorder: Yes (With Sound)
Picture ID: Yes
Voice Memo: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared (IR): Yes
Headset Jack: Yes
Mp3 Player: Yes
FM Radio: No
GPS: No
Form factor: Clamshell
Polyphonic Ringtones: Yes (16 chords, SMAF, MIDI, iMelody)
Synchronization: Yes (PC Sync)
Custom Ringtones: Yes (Downloadable / Composer)
Internet Browser: Openwave
Antenna: Stub
E-Mail client No


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