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Retro Tech: The Famicom Titler

Retro Tech: The Famicom Titler

Back in 1989, Sharp took the electronics from a Nintendo Famicom 8-bit gaming system and tricked them out to create an early piece of home video wizardy – a tool that could be used to create titles and graphics to overlay on video recordings. Nostalgia Nerd got up close with this obscure gadget to see what it could do.

Sharp Aquos Crystal

Sharp Aquos Crystal

The Aquos Crystal has a nearly edge-to-edge 5.5″ 720p screen. The Sprint exclusive has a 1.2Ghz quad-core CPU, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage and a microSD slot. We hope its high-end variant makes its way outside Japan as well.

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Sharp Super Hi-Vision TV

Sharp Super Hi-Vision TV

That’s right, thanks to NHK and Sharp, TV is going ultra. They showed off this LCD display that produces images with a resolution 16x greater than today’s HDTVs. 2020, please come faster.

Sharp Mebius

Sharp Mebius

Sharp’s Mebius PC-NJ70A 10.1″ metbook is the first to walk the talk with a 4″ LCD touchscreen trackpad; it features 854×480 happy pixels that’ll accept both fingers and styluses.

Aquos Fulltouch Cellphone

Aquos Fulltouch Cellphone

With a 3.8″ 1024×480 touchscreen that rivals that of netbooks, Sharp’s Aquos Fulltouch is arguably the world’s highest res cellphone; it also sports a 5.2 MP camera and 3G speeds.

New Sharp Boomboxes

New Sharp Boomboxes

The venerable boombox sticks around another year, this time with Sharp’s 250-watt CD-DK890N and CD-DK891N systems. They come with a 5-disc changer and iPod Dock.

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