Sharp launches the RW-T110 Android tablet
The Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp has reportedly just introduced a new tablet, called RW-T110, which is the successor to the company’s 7-inch RW-T107 model. Now, when you hear “new” and “Android” in 2012, you immediately think Ice Cream Sandwich; however this slate surprisingly runs a 2010 Gingerbread operating system.
The rest of the specs are not too impressive either. Users will supposedly be provided with a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 central processing unit that offers two physical cores clocked at 1GHz. In addition, the tablet packs a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.
The Osaka-headquartered company has further equipped the RW-T110 slate with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (expandable through the integrated microSD card reader slot), two stereo speakers and NFC connectivity. In case you have never heard of NFC (stands for Near Field Communication) before, it is a chip that enables your tablet to act as an RFID tag scanner or a Credit card substitute. Moreover, when two NFC-capable portable devices are placed next to each other, they can exchange data.
Other features of Sharp’s new RW-T110 model include a 6,240mAh battery (up to 9 hours of battery life), a microUSB port, a mini-HDMI interface, dual cameras and your usual array of sensors accompanied by Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR radios. The slate weighs 640g, measures 9.9mm at its thickest point and will reportedly become available on March 27 in Japan.