Japan strikes again with big plans regarding the future of mobile phones. Four of the country’s giant companies, Renesas, NTT DoCoMo, Fujitsu and Sharp have announced today their intention to develop what they call a “SH-Mobile G4 single-chip LSI device”, as well as a platform to incorporate said device. This should be able to support the GSM / GPRS / EDGE and HSUPA / HSDPA / W-CDMA standards.
If I understood correctly what I read in the press release issued today, the Japanese companies are preparing one or more cell phone models capable to offer HSUPA speeds of up to 5.7Mbps, in addition to HSDPA speeds of up to 7.2Mbps.
Manufactured with 45-nm process technology, the SH-Mobile G4 is designed to provide uber-fast processing and advanced integrated functions, including enhanced support for applications that use 3D graphics and HD (high definition) videos.
The SH-Mobile G4 will only be available in 2010. The good news, though, is that the handsets built on the platform are planned to be released not only in Japan, but also worldwide.
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