A week in tech

A round up of the latest tech news.

Japan

Hardware

- Sharp Corp. has developed a small LCD liquid crystal display module that has a wide viewing angle like that of a conventional television. With LCDs to date, the contrasts of images become inverted when viewed from an angle. But with Sharp's new module, images retain their proper appearance from any angle. The module will also display clear images regardless of ambient light. Sharp, which will begin sample shipments in December, expects the small module to be used in mobile phones and hand-held TVs.

- Toshiba Corp. plans to launch a personal organizer in late October that will be able to make low-cost phone calls via...

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