Sharp unveils 80-inch touch screen (live blog)

Company shows off a massive, high-resolution touch screen for the workplace, 60-inch-plus TVs with 4K technology to offer "natural 3D-like images," and portable, light-weight TV screens.

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LAS VEGAS--Sharp unveiled an 80-inch touch screen for digital meetings at its CES 2012 press conference here Monday.

The smart Aquos Board lets professionals draw on the screen, take notes, and save information to PCs. It will come in 60-, 70-, and 80-inch high-resolution screens. It uses Microsoft software.

Sharp also plans to introduce in the next 90 days, 17 new 60-inch-plus TVs and will introduce 4K technology to deliver "natural 3D-like images." A new 80-inch TV model will be available in April. The rest of line starts shipping this month. TVs will also include new 3D technology to make viewing more comfortable.

Sharp noted it has an 85-inch display with 8K technology at its CES booth.

The company will also offer a new line of multifunction Blu-Ray players that include the ability to record video-on-demand. And Sharp showed off the Aquos Freestyle, a 20-inch display that weighs 5.5 pounds, runs off battery, and offers Wi-Fi. It's designed to make your television portable.

Editors note: This story originally posted at noon PT January 8. It was updated at 9:35 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. PT January 9.

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