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Leave it to Sharp to release what it calls the world's first true VGA mobile phone, displaying 480x640 pixels in its 904SH clamshell manufactured for Vodafone. That leapfrogs the previously biggest cellphone screens which were just quarter VGA. Word is that Japanese subscribers will pay $210 for the privilege of gazing at such a screen.

Along for the ride will be a 3.2 megapixel camera, a motion control sensor which will come in handy for playing 3D games, and a weird face recognition capability that can recognize the face of the phone's owner.

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The phone will also be capable of instant messaging with people within 30 feet via Bluetooth. Probably won't find itself stateside anytime soon.

Sharp makes first true VGA mobile [the Inquirer]