Sharp Announces New Galapagos
Sharp just announced it’s next-gen. Galapagos tablet, with 7″ screen and built-in WiMax, running on Android – details: http://bit.ly/tvvMew
Sharp Corp. said Wednesday it will launch a new model of its Galapagos tablet computer in Japan on Dec. 9, enabling users to access a high-speed Internet connection with built-in mobile communication technology.
The new Galapagos is equipped with a 7-inch liquid crystal display panel, and runs on Google Inc.’s Android 3.2 operating system. The tablet, which features WiMAX mobile broadband access capability, has a tethering function, allowing other devices such as personal computers and smartphones to share the Internet connection at the same time, the company said.
The device will be available at retail stores at a price of 59,800 yen in a lump-sum payment. If users purchase the device with the WiMAX subscription, it will be priced at 4,800 yen with a monthly subscription fee of 5,500 yen for the first two years.
More on the specs from here
The new Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B tablet features a 1024×600 pixel resolution supporting TFT-LCD capacitive display. Under the hood, it houses a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC processor that is coupled with 1 GB memory to pair up as enough hardware muscle to run Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS. The tablet has mere 8 GB internal storage but offers a memory expansion slot to add more storage.
The distinct feature of this 7 inch tablet is its WiMAX support that makes it capable of 40 Mbps download speed on Japan’s local Operator UQ network. This tablet can tether up to seven devices that are WiFi capable and thereby share the wireless connectivity. The Sharp tablet has been launched in Japan and remains to be first WiMAX supporting tablet.
The tablet Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B also features different sensors such as ambient light sensor, gyroscopic sensor, orientation sensor and accelerometer. The tablet also comes with microHDMI port to connect the tablet with larger display and also microUSB for charging or data transfer.