Disney Bringing Android Phone to Japan

January 18, 2011 - Written By Scott Beard

It’s a dream team made in the Magic Kingdom, with Disney planning to release a new Android smartphone in Japan. Nevermind that Apple’s Steve Jobs is on the board of directors for Disney. The iPhone has strong sales in Japan, so Apple probably sees the release of a Disney themed phone as a gimmick and not a threat by any means.

The rumored Disney Android device is said to be a re-branding of the Sharp Galapgos 003SH. The phone will feature a glasses-free 3.8-inch 3D display, 1Ghz processor, a 9.6 megapixel camera, Flash support, and a customized version of Android 2.2 OS.

With the purchase of the Disney device, users will get a unique Disney e-mail address plus exclusive content including wallpapers, widgets, and apps. A few character themed cases, seen below, will also be available with the release of the phone. The Japan launch is expected sometime next month.

Source: Electronista