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Sharp returns to the European market with the announcement of the 3D Aquos PHONE SH80F

Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp have just announced their intentions to return to the European mobile phone market with the unveiling of their latest Android running smartphone.

Sharp obviously thought that if they were going to re-enter the European mobile market, they were going to go in big! – and that’s exactly what they’ve done with the announcement of the Aquos PHONE SH80F.

The new Aquos phone runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and features and impressive 4.2” qHD screen capable of showing 3D content without glasses. The smartphone also features two 8MP cameras for capturing your own 3D videos, and can record 1080p at 2D or 720p when recording 3D. You’ll also be able to playback both your 2D and 3D content to an external source using the integrated HDMI port. Also, if video calling is your thing, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll get a VGA camera on the front, which should cover all your video-chatting requirements.

You shouldn’t have to be worried about performance either, as the SH80F features the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, and sports a 1.4Ghz Scorpion CPU; it also comes with 2GB of internal memory as well.

The Aquos PHONE SH80F also has the usual connectivity features you’d expect on a smartphone like this including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and the popular DLNA technology for wirelessly streaming your media content to compatible devices.

The SH80F will be available in France at launch and will cost €199 with a €59/month contract. Don’t worry though if you don’t live in France; Sharp have said it’s quite possible that the device will make its way into other European countries as well.

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