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Sharp gets into the education sector with a tablet

Sharp ready to bring out its new 10.1 inch tablet after the failure of Galapagos range.

Sharp one of the leading Japanese TV manufacturer has again set its eyes in the tablet market. This time they intend to come up with a 10.1 inch slate for the education center.

Sharp has been showcasing the prototype device at trade exhibitions to attract the customers' interest in the device. This slate may run on Windows 8 or Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

The resolution of the slate is 1280 x 800 pixels with camera on both sides and the rear facing camera is of 8MP. It has a battery life of 12 hours though it’s not been tested yet. The chipset of the tablet is based on Intel’s Medfield.

The laptop has HDMI, USB ports as well as an SD card reader.  It also accepts pen input and supports wireless charging.

As Sharp has factories that make TV and netbook size LCD across the world, so it would be quite advantageous for them in the range of price of the screen.

But till now we do not have any news of its pricing or availability but the pricing will largely depend on the Operating System of the tablet.

Previously, Sharp’s only tablet from Galapagos range failed to capture the imagination of the customers in Japan. As a result they stopped its production in September last year. 


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-06- 3 (Update: 2012-06- 3)