The Galapagos line is a pretty impressive line of tablets from Sharp. The Japanese manufacturer has already released the Sharp Galapagos 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch tablets, but it seems they aren’t satisfied with just two. The company is planning to fill the gap between the two tablets by releasing the new Sharp Galapagos A01SH. It’s another Android tablet that’s got a decently sized 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. This can make the device a decent e-reader and a good media/video player for when you’re on the go.
So what exactly does the Sharp A01SH bring to the table? Well, for one, there’s no worry about being outdated. The tablet is packing Google Android 3.2, the latest version, and runs it on a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU. That alone puts it into a decent-buy category. Add to that the device also has front and back cameras and 8GB of storage and it should be golden. Connectivity is provided via WiFi, with the device being unable to do 3G at all. Japanese stores will be offering the tablet with its own mobile broadband router to assure that you are always connected.
The only downside for the product seems to be the rather large bezel around the display. That takes away a lot of space and can ruins a perfectly good screen.
Anyway, there’s no need to think about buying it yet if you live outside of Japan. Current sales of Galapagos tablets have been limited to the Japanese market and there’s no word yet about any future importation of the line-up from Sharp.