Then again, maybe this is the Sharp GX30

Mobile phones

So the hunt for the Sharp GX30, the fourth in Sharp/Vodafone’s hugely successful series of clamshell camera phones, continues.

It seems our report from IFA (click here) has sparked something of a debate over at Mobile Review and Howard Forums.

Among the theories being expounded there is that GX30 will be Voda’s first 3G phone – which seems rather unlikely to us.

More plausible is that it could well be the V401SH Japanese camera phone pictured above and that it will launch in Europe in February.

It has all the key spec we’d expect from the GX30 (mega pixel camera, 320×240 pixel display, powerful zoom, SD memory card for storing images etc) in a form factor that is smaller and lighter than the GX20.

We certainly wouldn’t rule it out. Anoraks read on to get the full spec.

V401SH Specs

Size (Width x Height x Thickness) Approx. 48 x 95 x 23mm (when folded)
Weight Approx. 102g
Continuous talk time/standby time Approx. 150 min./approx. 450 hours (when folded)
Main 2.2-inch (320 x 240 pixels) System LCD (maximum 260,000
colours) Display
Sub 1.1-inch (96 x 64 pixels) GF colour LCD (65,536 colours)
Pixels/type 1 million effective pixels/CCD
Zoom 7x (20 steps) Mobile camera
Max. photo size 858 x 1144 pixels
Maximum no. of displayable characters
(full size)
50 characters (10 characters by 5 lines)
100 characters (10 characters by 10 lines)
400 characters (20 characters by 20 lines)
Maximum mail capacity (received/sent) 1,500/480 mails
Maximum still photo capacity (no. of
photos) 8MB, shared (maximum 1600 photos)
Ring tone voices 40 (6KB)
Java™ support Available (50KB applications)
Bilingual interface Available
Handset colours Rose Red, Milky White, Lemon Yellow, Lilac Blue
Retail Price (standard set): open price
The standard set consists of the mobile handset, a battery pack, rapid charger and desktop cradle.

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