Sharp unveils waterproof, memory liquid crystal display phone

Sharp has unveiled another unique innovation for the Japanese cell phone market called the Mirumo 934SH. The unit's most distinctive feature is its odd double-sided display ("miru mo" in Japanese meaning "see also"). When the waterproof handset is open the user can use the standard full color display to carry out normal functions, but when closed the outer display offers a low-power, black and white screen that has the ability to show off any number of applications and animations.

The company is calling the innovation a "memory liquid crystal" display because it uses only a small fraction of the power consumed by the phone's main display and remembers your most often used display screens. Unfortunately, this is yet another Japan-only handset, but at least now you can salivate over what may lie in the future for U.S. cell phones.

Via IT Media