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Sharp’s 7-inch Android tablet breaks cover

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.

LightSquared partners with Sharp for LTE-satellite phones and tablets

LightSquared has been on our radar for a while now. The startup is aiming to "revolutionize" the American wireless industry with a new 4G-LTE network supported by satellite connections. Sharp is the first manufacturer to partner with LightSquared, promising support for the company's next-generation connection technology in upcoming smartphones and tablets.

Sharp kills Galapagos 5.5 and 10.8 tablets, 7-inch version inbound

Sharp has announced that it has ended the production of the first two Galapagos tablets, the 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch versions. Sharp isn’t killing the line though, it still has plans to launch a 7-inch tablet. The two killed Galapagos tablets are no longer available to order. I would assume that means that there is no more stock on them since presumably Sharp would want to move all that inventory rather than just stop taking orders on them.

Sharp RW-T107 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Tablet with NFC

The folks over at Sharp have announced a new NFC enabled tablet headed for Japan. This will be a 7" Android tablet but initial reports are claiming we will only have Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board here, no Honeycomb for now. A big part of the release is the full support for NFC interaction with support for Japanese FeliCa cards at the start, but we can expect additional cards in the near future.

The Yahoo! Phone: Running on Google’s Android

Can you say Winning... Oh wait I must be confusing this with something else. Apparently Yahoo is planning to build a phone running on Google's Android OS. Maybe I should say fail instead but then again Yahoo is the biggest search giant in Japan, not Google. What we have here are a few reports that over in Japan Yahoo is planning to release an Android phone with a nice custom user interface skin and geared at you guessed it -- Yahoooo!

Sharp Shows Off 7″ Android 3.2 Galapagos Tablet

Today Sharp has unveiled their newest tablet and this one will be running Android 3.2 Honeycomb on a small 7" form factor. This Android slate looks nice and has an aluminum uni-body design around back and will be powered by those specs we are all used to for tablets. NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1 Ghz processor, 1GB of ram and should have 8GB internal storage.

Sharp Galapagos 7-inch Android Tablet Passes FCC

Hoo boy wouldn't you like to get your hands on a device named after a pile of islands? That's what Sharp is banking on, and if our brief history with the Galapagos name is any indication, we're in for a hit-or-miss ride. What this tablet COULD mean for us is a 7-inch tablet (though in the past we've also hear 5-inch and/or 10-inch, just to cover all the bases, and an Android with massively present user interface overlay. Big fat tablets from the East, what we desire!

Sharp Aquos Android clamshell hits the FCC, one step closer to your pocket

We have already talked about the interesting looking Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007sh smartphone when it went official this month. The Android smartphone is a clamshell device that flips open and closed like the mobile phones of yore. If you have missed the coverage of the 007sh so far, I will recap the highlights of the smartphone for you. The thing that Android purists will want to know right off the bat is that the smartphone runs Android 2.3.

Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007sh Clamshell Official

What in the weird is going on here? It's true Android can be run on basically any device you've got prepared for it to run on, but a clamshell phone? Sort of like back to the future, yes? This device is Sharp's effort to bring something "new" to the Android world with some surprisingly impressive specs for such a retro looking phone. Behold a 1GHz second-gen Snapdragon processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, and Dropbox and Qik apps pre-installed for your pleasure!
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