Japan says Sharp produced the best cell phone of the year 2008


It’s not really a representative poll but the geeky readers over at Keitai Watch [JP] at least say Sharp’s absolutely awesome Aquos Fulltouch 931SH is the best handset Japan got last year. And I agree. Over 12% of all the 3,000 geeks asked gave their vote to the 3.8-inch handset with the gorgeous 1024 x 480 touch screen.

The Japan-only device, which is offered by Softbank over here, features the world’s highest resolution. It comes with 3G (Japan recently canceled 2G support), a 5.2-megapixel camera with image stabilizer function, a One-Seg digital TV tuner, Bluetooth with A2DP, a media player, an accelerometer, and a microSD expansion slot.


It’s unknown yet whether the slider will ever make it officially outside Nippon. It came out in Japan just a few weeks ago.

The iPhone 3G was voted at No.1 among smart phones, raking in a whopping 61% of all votes.