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“Sharp Aquos Freestyle” LC-20FE1 WiFi capable Portable TV to release in Japan soon

Sharp Aquos Freestyle LC-20FE1 WiFi and LED Portable TVs to release in Japan soon

Sharp has just introduced a new TV, interesting, more in concept than performance, the Sharp Aquos FreeStyle. Indeed, this TV 720p 20 “works with a rechargeable battery.

Recent advances in terms of reduced consumption on TVs LEDs have allowed Sharp to release a TV Edge LED rechargeable battery that runs 2 hours battery life. This is a small portable TV, but has still has interesting advantages such as WiFi, DLNA compatibility, an Ethernet port, two HDMI ports, a tuner and even a USB port multimedia. It displays 720p resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This small TV weighs 3.3 kg, with dimensions of 486 x 295 mm and it  will be launched in the U.S. for $1220.

It even packs DLNA support so you can access your media library although, contrary to its tablet-esque appearances, you can just reach out and touch it — you’ll have to do things the old fashioned way with a remote control.

The downside with the Sharp Freestyle Aquos is that you’ll have to do most all your controlling with a remote, and that’s the biggest shame about this entire product. This would have been incredible to get going with a touchscreen version, and would have opened the floodgates for a huge variety of enormous tablets that you carry around like a briefcase and yet are larger than many common computer monitors. Think about that for a second–a 20 inch iPad 3. I know–I got goosebumps. That’s what you call a real laptop right there. Hook in a wireless keyboard and you’ve got an exciting new option in mobile computing.

Here are the main features:

  • 20-inch LCD with 1,366×768 resolution
  • 400,000:1 contrast ratio
  • LED backlight
  • IEEE 802.11a/n Wi-Fi, Ethernet
  • DLNA support
  • web connectivity (i.e. Yahoo! for AQUOS)
  • 2W×2ch speakers
  • HDMI, USB ports
  • digital TV tuner
  • built-in battery (2 hours battery life)
  • newly designed remote control (see below)
  • size: 486×24~33×295mm, weight: 3.3kg

Here’s Sharp’s Japanese promo video:

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