Japan seems to be getting everything first – they got the first handset to run Windows Phone 7.5 and now it looks like the could be getting the first handset that will be running on Google’s latest iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. While there could be other devices that make it out into the market first with ICS, the Sharp AQUOS 104SH is currently the first officially announced handset that will sport ICS.
The handset will be making its way to Softbank (along with the Dell Streak Pro 101DL and the Panasonic Lumix 101P) and will sport a 4.5” 1280×720 display, a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460 processor under the hood with a 12.1MP camera along with a IPX5/IPX7 water resistance rating. No word on pricing but Softbank is expecting to launch the device come Spring of 2012. Unfortunately it does appear that there are plans at the moment to bring the handset over to the states or the rest of the world.
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