My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica: Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 Megapixel Camera - Apple iPhone 5 and Apple iPad 3 in Sharp's focus

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 Megapixel Camera - Apple iPhone 5 and Apple iPad 3 in Sharp's focus

Sharp is a little more famous in my mind as the makers of the hardware for Microsoft's attempt at a Social Networking smartphone, the Microsoft Kin 1 and Kin II as chronicled in my Geezam Blog article entitled “Microsoft Kin, one of the Comeback Kids - Design is Everything”. In the end Google Android resurrected the original Sidekick from Danger, a company which Microsoft had acquired as per my blog article entitled “T-Mobile SideKick’s rides the Bobsled Lazarus Effect - Logan's Run”.

The recent spat between Apple and Samsung over copyright infringement in both smartphone and Tablet designs, with Apple looking basically to destroy their one time armourer in these very lucrative markets as opined in my blog article entitled “Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab in EU - Dancehall Hero's Revenge of the Sith” means that alliances are possibly shifting already, as Business is Business.

Enter Sharp and their recent innovation of a soon-to-be-commercially-available 12.1 Megapixel ultra slim camera designed specifically for smartphones and tablets as stated in the article “Sharp develops world's thinnest 12.1 MP CMOS camera”, published DECEMBER 1, 2011 by Molly McHugh, DigitalTrends. Note I said “soon-to-be-commercially-available”: this camera tech is already slated for tech implantation coming out in the first Quarter of 2012AD, with one hundred thousand (100,000) units planned for January 2012AD alone.

So this is no Science Show-and-Tell atypical of Japanese Tech companies people – this is a real ready-to-use product! The RJ63YC100, its official name according to Sharp's Press Release on their product has the following specs:

  • Dimensions of 11x11x5.47 millimeters
  • Packs image-stabilization
  • A backlit sensor
  • Standard AF (Auto-Focus)
  • Full 1080p HD video capture.
Thus a possibility exists that the Apple iPhone 5 and the Apple iPad 3 may be BOTH packing a 12Megapixel Rear facing camera from Sharp sometime in the near future, as Quad Core is now de riguer in the Tablet World thanks to the Asus Eee Transformer Prime, a gaming-ready Tablet which sports the Tegra 3 Quad Core processor, previously codenamed “Kal-el” as per my blog article entitled “Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime to debut on November 9 2011AD - Nvidia Kal-El invites Apple iPad to Game On”.

This as with the Amazon Kindle Fire now sporting pricing as an innovation as per the analysis in my Geezam blog article “Kindle Fire vs Nook Color & Apple iPad 2 - Despite the Specs the Price is Still Right”, Apple will be facing a very stiff battle, both Legal as well as design-wise in the still nascent Tablet Market to distinguish themselves for the competition.

Improved photography, especially for the Flickr-lovin' Apple aficionados as per their thumbs up for the Apple iPhone 4 as chronicled in the article “Apple iPhone 4 to become most used camera on Flickr”, By DigitalTrends is a quick low hanging fruit for Apple.

Apple can take advantage of this latest innovation from Sharp via a partnership with same, seeing as they may be in talks to develop the much fabled Apple Television set as per the article “Rumour:Apple taps Sharp to develope iTV”, by DigitalTrends.

Personally for me, an Apple iPhone 5 with the specs as laid out in my Geezam Blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S Post Mortem – Siri Voice Assistant and iMessage Rock” and my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 4S is a hit and the Apple iPod may get an upgrade - Steve Jobs Opus Major” would be great.

Any smartphone or Tablet with a battery life of least one week on a full charge with continuous usage would result in many a person beating a path to Apple's door. This too is another low hanging fruit which Apple can use to distinguish itself from the crowd as per my blog article entitled “Apple iPhone 5 and its Design - Of Gods, Critics, Lemmings, Sheep and Men”.

Something for Apple to ponder as the London Olympics 2012AD slated for July 27th 2012AD looms large on the calendar.

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