Sharp Galapagos tablets pay a visit at the FCC

The Sharp Android tablets can be expected to be seen at the upcoming CES

Remember the last time we mentioned the Sharp Galapagos tablets and its availability in Japan? We weren’t certain back then about the availability of these tablets in the States, but now we have some development on this front.

Reportedly, two Galapagos tablets have been seen at the FCC just recently, thus making it easier to guess about the availability of the Android-based tablets in the US very soon. As reported previously, these tablets were launched in Japan last December, and with this showing at the FCC we can now very well expect the tablets to make an appearance at this year’s CES.

The Sharp Galapagos tablets are primarily being marketed as e-reading devices and are available as two models-a 5.5-inch and another 10.8-inch one. The 5.5-inch model has a high-resolution 1024x600 display while the 10.8-inch model has a high-resolution 1366x800 display, thus facilitating in good e-reading. Another bonus for e-readers comes in the form of the Galapagos online e-book store which will give you access to your favorite volumes. Although this doesn’t mean that the Galapagos tablets will by any means be less-capable than other general-use tablets; in fact Sharp claims that their tablets are capable of competing with other all-round tablets as the iPad.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)