We're drooling all over the paper-thin flexible OLED display Sharp is showing off at CES 2013.
Apple makes a big fuss when discussing the razor sharp images of the iPhone's Retina display, but now there's a new resolution champ that tops Apple's offering by a solid third.
A few people at CES this year were showing off 4K LCD TVs, which are four times the standard HD resolution that we're all used to by now. Yawn. Sharp, on the other hand, has an 8K LCD, which is sixteen times HD. It's glorious.
When we think of portable TVs, we generally picture something like RCA's little 7-inch fold-up MIT700. What we generally don't picture is just going up and ripping your 40-inch flatscreen off the wall, but that's what Sharp expects you to do with with these completely wireless and "portable" concept TVs.
In general, touchscreens are either resistive or capacitative. The former is great for styli and the latter is great for fingers. Sharp's Aquos Board works with styli and fingers simultaneously. Oh, and it's massive.
If you want bragging rights for the highest def video display on the block, you can forget about that Mitsubishi 4K display we got excited about last year, because it's now been upstaged by a Sharp Super Hi-Vision display with an unbelievable 33MP of resolution.
Until they were discontinued in 2009, Pioneer's Elite Kuro plasma TVs were the reference standard for picture quality. Now Sharp has struck a deal to bring back the Pioneer Elite TVs, but after reading the fine print, I suggest you wait before getting too excited.
Sharp decided that it would be kinda cool to cover a room at their CES booth with 64 huge LED TVs, including three walls, the ceiling, and the floor. They're all synced up to display one wraparound image, effectively making five-sixths of a holodeck.
At DVICE, we write a lot about concept designs because they represent what the future has to offer. Apparently people don't just love touchscreen phones, but they love ones shaped like lima beans as well.
Sharp isn't exactly a household name when it comes to cellphones, but they're looking to change that later this year with a new 3D smartphone that doesn't require 3D glasses.