While the Japanese electronics powerhouse Sharp is bringing the curtains down on its netbook and desktop PC range, it is opening a whole new chapter in the personal computer segment as it now wishes to see itself as a serious player in the field of tablet PCs and e-readers.
The company’s tablet plans are currently based on two devices – a 5.5 inch tablet called Galapagos 003SH as well as a 10 inch unit which they have named Galapagos 005SH. However, while concrete information about the two tablets are yet to be revealed by Sharp, what seems evident is that the two tablets will feature 1 GHz Snapdragon processors, run Android 2.2 operating systems and might even boast of 3D capabilities that won’t require users to wear cumbersome 3D glasses.
The move also is of significance as this would entail a shift away from Microsoft’s Windows operating systems and towards the Google’s open source Android operating system.
Sharp intends to launch the 5.5 inch tablet next month itself while for the larger tablet offering in the 10 inch category, we will have to wait till February next year.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email