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
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
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