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Orange To Bring Sharp 3D Android Phone To Asia And Europe


Is this finally the beginning of Japanese Android phones being made available outside their home market? Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomoyesterday announced it has inked a deal with French telco Orange to bring a Sharp Android handset to Asia and Europe.

The handset in question is a pretty nice one, the AQUOS PHONE SH80F (pictured), that Sharp introduced (together with Docomo) in Japan back in May.

In Japan, the device is called “AQUOS PHONE SH-12C” and comes with Android 2.3, two 8MP CMOS cameras, 3D video recording in 720×1280 resolution, a 4.2-inch naked-eye 3D display with 960×540 resolution, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and an HDMI connection.

I’m assuming that for the European version, Sharp will axe the infrared connection, e-wallet function, and digital TV tuner (no details yet).

Orange says they will introduce the AQUOS PHONE SH80F in France as early as October 6, before rolling it out in “Asia and Europe”. The company has over 200 million customers worldwide.

Sharp, the market leader in Japan’s mobile market (over 25% share), has been talking about exporting its handsets for years.

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3D Feature Film release schedule


[Box Office Mojo]

3D Feature release schedule (see the original list here.)

Title (click to view) Studio Release Date
The Three Musketeers (2011) Sum. 10/21/11
Puss in Boots P/DW 11/4/11
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas WB (NL) 11/4/11
Immortals Rela. 11/11/11
Happy Feet Two WB 11/18/11
Arthur Christmas (in 3D) Sony 11/23/11
Hugo Par. 11/23/11
Piranha 3DD W/Dim. 11/23/11
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Fox 12/16/11
The Adventures of Tintin Par. 12/21/11
The Darkest Hour Sum. 12/25/11
Stretch Armstrong Uni. 2012
Underworld Awakening SGem 1/20/12
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island WB 2/10/12
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Sony 2/17/12
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Uni. 3/2/12
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Par. 3/2/12
John Carter BV 3/9/12
Wrath of the Titans WB 3/30/12
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (3D) Sony 3/30/12
The Avengers (2012) BV 5/4/12
MIB 3 (in 3-D) Sony 5/25/12
Madagascar 3 P/DW 6/8/12
Prometheus Fox 6/8/12
Jack the Giant Killer WB (NL) 6/15/12
Brave BV 6/22/12
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Fox 6/22/12
The Amazing Spider-Man Sony 7/3/12
Ice Age: Continental Drift (in 3-D) (tentative title) Fox 7/13/12
Step Up 4 Sum. 8/10/12
ParaNorman Focus 8/17/12
Resident Evil 5 SGem 9/14/12
Hotel Transylvania (in 3D) Sony 9/21/12
Dredd LGF 9/21/12
Frankenweenie BV 10/5/12
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D LGF 10/5/12
Halloween 3D W/Dim. 10/26/12
Wreck-It Ralph BV 11/2/12
Rise of the Guardians P/DW 11/21/12
47 Ronin Uni. 11/21/12
Gravity WB 11/21/12
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey WB 12/14/12
Life of Pi Fox 12/21/12
Planet B-Boy (3D) SGem 1/25/13
Oz: The Great and Powerful BV 3/8/13
The Croods P/DW 3/22/13
Leafmen Fox 5/24/13
Monsters University BV 6/21/13
Pacific Rim WB 7/12/13
The Smurfs 2 Sony 8/2/13
Untitled Henry Selick Film BV 10/4/13
The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs BV 11/27/13
The Hobbit: There and Back Again WB 12/13/13
Walking with Dinosaurs Fox 12/20/13
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (3D) Sony 5/2/14
The Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind BV 5/30/14
Truckers (working title) P/DW TBD
Super Secret Ghost Project (untitled as of yet) P/DW TBD
Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3D WB TBD

Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit

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