Sharp FX Plus for AT&T appears to move up to the big leagues with Android on board

Sharp FX Plus for AT&T appears to move up to the big leagues with Android on board
Continuing to show off how smartphones are permeating into every category out there, we’re now finding many past feature phones jumping ship and moving into the smartphone club. And rightfully so, that’s exactly what we’re seeing with the Sharp FX from last year as it’s making the choice to side with Android this time around.

After a photo of the Sharp FX Plus was uncovered from a Walmart ad recently, we're now presented with official rendered images of the upcoming handset, which flaunts the AT&T branding very prominently below its 3.2” touchscreen. Sharing the same landscape style QWERTY form factor as the original Sharp FX, it now makes the jump with Android 2.2 Froyo instead – making it somewhat more usable than before.

Even though there is no date or price point attached with the handset just yet, we’d surmise this one to fall very close to the entry level segment of AT&T’s lineup – especially when it features a 600MHz processor with 512MB of RAM.

source: Pocketnow via Android Central

Sharp FX Plus for AT&T appears to move up to the big leagues with Android on board
Sharp FX Plus for AT&T appears to move up to the big leagues with Android on board

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14 Comments

1. nz unregistered

what a piece of crap. who wants this crap. why are they releasing crap that no one wants and not releasing what we want... f u att

8. shami

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

It is the crappiest phone I seen in recent time

2. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

looks like a bad sidekick

3. shannbholla unregistered

Looks like a sidekick in rehab!

4. mrkrabs

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

The sidekick 4g looks better from t-mobile

5. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

When it comes to Android QWERTY phones on AT&T, that is their biggest weakness. As one of the users here who prefers his smartphone to have a keyboard, AT&T only offers the Motorola Flipside, the Pantech Crossover, and now this Sharp FX Plus. However, most of these phones just aren't up to par. Hopefully that new Samsung Android QWERTY phone will up the specs. But, good news though. If AT&T releases this soon, that means it'll be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread, since they did say that all Android phones released in 2011 would be upgraded. SN: Why did Sharp bother with trying to skin Android.? It seemed rather pointless and they should've just kept it stock Android.

6. UmmDudeYoF0Sheezy unregistered

AT&T Offers Blackberry Torch, Curve, Pearl, Bold, Flipside, Crossover, LG Quantum, Sharp (now), HTC Status, HP Veer...all with keyboards that are smart phones...Are some old YES, but so is anyone that wants a keyboard ;)

7. hepresearch unregistered

I... resemble... that remark!

10. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Difference is, those phones are NOT Android, aside from the Sharp FX Plus and HTC Status, which I forgot to mention. I know AT&T has other smartphones with keyboards, but as far as Android smartphones with keyboards, they only offer 4 right now, but majority of them are either entry level or mid ranged.

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol why would anyone get this phone? 1 it's an android phone so you are required for the extra data plan. I don't care if it's free on contract, in the end you will wish you had spent the extra 100-200 dollars on an high end one when in the end you are getting a much better phone and have to pay the same amount every month.

11. box unregistered

I think it's a good thing that AT&T is addressing the lack of keyboard Android phones in its lineup. What's aggravating though is that, with the arguable exception of the Status, all of them are low-end "introductory" smartphones designed for either the first-time smartphone user and/or an adolescent, who will use the phone for texting and games, rather than an adult using the smartphone as a pocket computer and business asset. Hopefully the sliding-QWERTY Samsung (Galaxy?) phone and the rumored Atrix successor(s) will address the lack of keyboards in the higher-end tiers of the Android lineup.

13. nz unregistered

are you god?

12. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

well the original Sharp FX was crap, so this one will probably be on par with the first one..

19. Bobbyg214 unregistered

I just got this phon in replace for my iPhone 4 ... This phone actually isn't that bad ... Sure it has some bad things about it .. But everyphone has bad things .. This phone is great and the QWERT set up works great ... The touch screen is very responsive but the camera is crap .. It has android 2.2 version ..The text buttons are very grippy and nice and flat .. I give this phone a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 .. Remember I had a iphone so I have high expectations for cell phones

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