Sharp Enters Tablet Market With Galapagos A01SH

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


Sharp Galapagos A01SH

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