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Sharp/Vodafone launches GX30

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Well it is here at last. Vodafone has announced the March launch of the Sharp GX30, the fourth in its series of acclaimed clamshell camera phones.

The big news is that it is the first camera phone in Europe to take images of a mega pixel. Up until now the standard has been VGA, which is about half the resolution.

In theory one mega pixel cameras should take reasonably good images – perhaps good enough to actually print out. Of course you won't be able to send them as the files are too large. Instead the images will be stored on a Secure Digital card.

It has also improved the screen and battery life and built in an MP3 player and Bluetooth.

it will sell for between £100-200

Anyway here’s Vodafone’s take on the GX30’s key features

1 mega-pixel camera

It is the first GSM-enabled camera-phone that can take pictures of a
resolution of 1 million pixels, which is three times the resolution that is
normally available in camera-phones in the European market today. It can
take stills in five different sizes - from 858 x 1144 pixels down to 120 x
160 pixels - and there's a 7x digital zoom for the smallest picture size.
Like its predecessor, it has a macro setting for taking close-ups and a
torch is fitted alongside the lens to light up objects when taking photos in
poor light. And with the GX30's photo editing program, you can put the
finishing touches to the pictures you have taken. Pictures taken at the
larger sizes are simple to transfer to a computer by inserting the mobile
phone's memory card (SD card) into the computer's SD card reader or via a
USB cable.

240 x 320 colour screen boasts 260,000 colours

The Sharp GX30 has two colour screens: the main screen (LCD) has a 240 x
320-dot resolution that boasts 260,000 colours for pictures even sharper and
richer in contrast than its predecessor. The outer display is larger than
the Sharp GX20's and it has a 64 x 96-dot resolution and 65,000 colours.
With both screens, users can add their own wallpaper. Both screens also
display caller ID information, as well as the time and date of each call.
The outer screen can also be used as a viewfinder when users want to take
their own pictures.

Mobile entertainment

The Sharp GX30 is the perfect partner for accessing the award-winning
Vodafone live! services. With its high-resolution crystal clear colour
screen the there is a richer mobile game playing experience. What's more,
with its 40 track polyphonic ringtones abilities, the GX30 is optimised to
accommodate Vodafone live!'s extensive range of downloadable ringtones
(numbering some 2,500). It is also equipped with an audio player that
supports the MP3 format and a video function to record video clips of around
10-20 seconds.

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Posted by: vijayan | Jan 15, 2008 1:07:05 PM

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Posted by: Dilkillique | Aug 17, 2007 6:31:39 AM

Hi all, I have SHARP Gx25. It is really a very good phone with bluetoothe working. but I cannot connect to computer via bluetooth. I used it between phones. It is working perfectly and even IrDa. But using the Handset Manager (software provided with the phone) I cannot connect to PC. So please if somone knows how to solve problem contact me by email: chouchou6@yahoo.com

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Posted by: chouchou6 | Apr 11, 2006 4:52:50 AM

vodafone say my sharp gx30i is not compatable with my tom tom go 300, but they say there may be a download available to make it work....does anyone know where i can get this download??

Posted by: john | Jan 30, 2006 6:22:57 PM

I have Sharp Gx20 Mobile, can i download ringtone or midi file thru infrared from pc to my mobile. what setup i have to done...Please help me.

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Posted by: charles chibueze | Jun 30, 2005 1:44:21 PM

Hey,
I bought this handset in London. Like to use it in India by using the local sim card. I get in to problem. Error in SIM-MEP - Any solution?

Posted by: tony | May 28, 2005 8:02:11 AM

i can get to the yahoo sign in page ok but each time i enter the name and password and press "sign-in" it just brings me back to the blank "sign-in" screen again? are there some settings i need to change?

Posted by: cha | May 24, 2005 12:51:58 PM

Hey, I can't send or receive pictures with IR or Bluetooth. If enyone knows how to receive/send pictures with IR/Bluetooth, mail me please. I've got a Sharp GX30.Pls help me :-}

Posted by: Rajiv | Apr 28, 2005 9:08:52 PM

Hey, I can't send or receive pictures with IR or Bluetooth. If enyone knows how to receive/send pictures with IR/Bluetooth, mail me please. I've got a Sharp GX30.Pls help me :-}
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Posted by: VALDKO | Apr 16, 2005 11:04:42 AM

I got a sharp gx30 and i can say that it is very good but i have a littel problem with my bleutooth.I can not send or recive thing from my friends through bleutooth.Pls help me :-}

Posted by: Lazu Eduard | Apr 12, 2005 11:44:41 AM

I liked to know if can i send one sms to another person by bluetooth
If i can send a e-mail to me!!!

Posted by: Miguel Guimaraes | Mar 20, 2005 12:27:03 PM

Is Sharp GX30 compatible with 512 MB SD Card ?

Posted by: Varinder | Mar 2, 2005 10:34:51 PM

hi every 1 great camera all dat apart from bluetooth, infrared and mp3. does ne know how to hav the phone in sim memory not the phone memory so wen u store numbers it goes on to your sim card? plz send me something on bmchalmers15@hotmail.com sum 1 must know plz cheers

Posted by: Bradley | Feb 25, 2005 2:43:35 PM

i put a orange sim card in it but i dnt know how to get the numbers on the phone when i scroll down in to my contacts? can sum 1 send me sum info plz on bmchalmers15@hotmail.com

Posted by: Bradley | Feb 25, 2005 2:37:33 PM

bought the phone 2nd hand in Greece, problem is all info in Greek. can anyone email main info 2 me, ta.

Posted by: jill | Feb 21, 2005 7:21:57 PM

Hey, I can't send or receive pictures with IR or Bluetooth. If enyone knows how to receive/send pictures with IR/Bluetooth, mail me please. I've got a Sharp GX30
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Posted by: Waqas | Jan 29, 2005 3:06:18 PM

could someone tell me how to download on this phone, and how to work the mp3 player

Posted by: Ingrid | Jan 23, 2005 9:19:01 PM

This issue is caused by design on request of vodafone!!! The normal sharp works fine! The mobile in combi with vodafone not! They asked sharp to block it so YOU HAVE TO use Vodafon GPRS :) Smart of vodafone, more incomming money!!!

Posted by: Svenny | Dec 23, 2004 3:36:03 PM

IS IT POLE TO ENABLE THE GX30 FOR FULL BLUETOOTH ?
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Posted by: PAUL | Dec 18, 2004 10:24:28 AM

I HAVE GX30.WHEN I GET IT I SAID IS EXELEND BUT KNOW I THINK YOU CAN BY A BETTER PHONE WITH THAT MONEY.the bluetooth is purely for connectivity to a headset/handsfree (you don't get the profiles for connectivity to a pda/smartphone) and try sending or receiving anything via infrared, say a picture / ringtone / video. You will get nowhere with it.

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