Remember Sharp? That electronics brand that was much loved by many Kenyans? Even though we didn’t know at the time that the firm was the shirt sponsor for the evil Man United organisation for the longest time ever? Well they seem to have vanished from the national consciousness for quite a while. Until now…
Sharp wasn’t planning to be making a splash in the Kenyan market selling itty bitsy TVs. They had to come with the biggest TV on the planet as they introduced the new 90 inch AQUOS LED behemoth yesterday. It weighs 64kg and roughly measures 2 m in width, and 1.2 m in height with a diagonal screen size of more than 2.2 m (90 inches).
The TV is awesome if reports are to be believed. Here is a sample from the people doing communication for the product;
– Every AQUOS® SMART TV comes with Wi-Fi capabilities meaning no need to worry about cables and connections.
– Our Mobile HD Link (MHL) connects your mobile with your Sharp TV and using the TV’s remote to control mobile apps and content. When connected to the system, your mobile receives power and is charged.
– Sharp lets you switch from 3D to 2D anytime you want.
– 1080p HD resolution means you don’t have to sit as far away from your AQUOS® LED TV for optimum viewing as with other televisions.
– Depending on your room ambiance, your AQUOS TV will automatically adjust TV brightness for optimum viewing, which can also save power. Sharp Optical Picture Control (OPC) uses a sensor in front of your TV to detect ambient room light.
There is more to say about the product here on the USA site for sharp. As you can see the price there is US$11,000 (with 1$ for change). There is no indication of how much the product will be retailing for when you go to the shops to buy it but I suspect it will probably cost more than your average great wall TV.
The product was unveiled in Mauritius last night and will be coming to Kenya in a big way and distributed by Sharp’s good friends in Kenya Polestar.
Start saving. If you can make it to Brazil next year this might be the best option to get that stadium effect in your own house.