Having set things straight in its home market, which includes the launch of the Galapagos line of tablets followed by the launch of the Galapagos content service involving tie ups with e-book and online magazine publishers, the Japanese electronics powerhouse now seems to be in expansion mode. And in lieu to this, Sharp has announced it will soon be reaching American shores with the Galapagos tablet in both the 5 and 10 inch configurations.
We have already caught up with the two tablets reaching the FCC sometime ago which means it won’t be too long before we will see the two Android tablet invading the market scene in the US. Sharp also plans to strike up partnerships with digital content providers where the content will be made available in the EPUB file format.
As for the two tablets, both the Galapagos in the 5.5 and 10.18 inch format look stunning to say the least. Display resolution is also another strong point with the Galapagos with the 5.5 inch Galapagos sporting a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels while its elder brethren sporting an even higher 1366 x 800 pixel display. Also, the tablet’s in their US specific configuration will come equipped with 3G while the same in their domestic market only include Wi-Fi connectivity.
However, there is no information as when the tablet will be eventually launched or what they will be priced at. However, what’s known is that the company has drawn up plans to next enter the Chinese and Indian markets with the Galapagos tablet along with a host of other countries as well.
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