Sharp has officially announced its entrance into the tablet market with the 7in Galapagos A01SH.
While the Galapagos A01SH is entering a heavily crowded Android tablet market, with some good-sounding specs, it could just become a major player against the other 7in tablets out there, like the HTC Flyer and BlackBerry PlayBook.
The Sharp offering features a 7in LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 resolution. It will be powered by the dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor running at 1.2GHz, and will run the Android 3.2 version of the operating system.
It will have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage with Sharp claiming a battery life of 7.5 hours on a full charge. Connectivity is taken care of with Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 EDR – however there’s no 3G option.
Sharp has not discussed pricing yet for the 7in tablet, but has said it will go on sale in a couple of weeks in its native Japan. Nothing has been confirmed about seeing the Galapagos A01SH in Europe or the US but we imagine if it’s a success in Japan, we’ll be seeing it sooner rather than later.