Back in mid-September, we got word that the Sharp Galapagos 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch tablets had been killed off. These tablets never sold very well. Sharp hoped at the time that its 7-inch Galapagos tablet would be better received by the Android tablet buyers out there. I have my doubts about that, but the Sharp Galapagos 7-inch tablet has now been seen in the flesh.
The tablet has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 screen and packs in a Tegra 2 processor with dual cores. The device has 1GB of memory and it has 8GB of internal storage. A microSD card slot handles more storage if you run out. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, and WiMax connectivity. That WiMax connection allows the tablet to get onto the speedy network wherever it goes.
It also features a hot spot function that will allow the connectivity to be shared with up to seven other devices. The battery inside the tablet is rated for six hours of video playback and about 7.5 hours of still image perusing. Sharp also integrates HDMI output for shooting content to a TV. Pricing is unknown and a lot of the success will depend on the cost. The tablet will apparently hit Japan first on September 12, almost exactly a year after the other two tablets were axed.