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Sharp will produce Web TV for Japan

Sharp will release a wide-screen TV with Internet functions in Japan, following a similar recent announcement from Mitsubishi Electric.

Sharp will release a wide-screen TV with Internet functions in Japan, following a similar recent announcement from Mitsubishi Electric.

The 32C-PCI, a 32-inch wide-screen TV, will include email and other Internet functions, the company said. Sharp will begin selling the TV on October 1. The price is set at about $3,100.

A remote-control device will allow viewing of about 300 preprogrammed Internet sites, including TV program guides, newspapers, and bulletin boards, the company said. The TV uses a 28.8kbps connection.

Mitsubishi Electric will being selling a similar TV sometime in October.