Rising Sun – a Sharp FX messaging device appears on AT&T

Starting July 25th, AT&T will be offering the Sharp FX quick messaging phone for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The specs might pale in comparison with what is available in Japan from the company, but the Sharp FX has sleek looks, and sports a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2MP camera with video capabilities, and a music player. For the asking price above you have to bind yourself with AT&T for the next two years, and add a $20 messaging and/or data plan on top.

Sharp made some inroads in the US by manufacturing the Sidekick handsets (which the Sharp FX totally looks like), as well as the infamous Microsoft Kin phones. Here Sharp has slapped its brand directly on the FX, but what would a Japanese-made phone be without TV support? Fret not, as the Sharp FX gives you access to AT&T's Mobile TV service for the humble $9.99 a month.

Sharp FX Specifications

source: SlashPhone

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