Yesterday, Sharp and EAccess finally unveiled their Android 3 tablet, the Sharp Galaxpagos A01SH, and while it doesn’t soar up there with a glint in its eye, and a recognisable body, the tablet still seems fairly impressive especially with all the contenders that it is up against in the tablet market.
While rather overlooked, the Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet will come pre-installed with the truly mobile tablet OS – Android 3.2 and run off a dual-core Tegra 2 and 1GB of RAM. The display on the 7-inch is kind of a let down at just 1024×600 whilst the 5.5-inch and the 10.8-inch slates seem more ‘exotic,’ according to Electronista.com. One thing which we can’t ignore is the large plastic bezel which surrounds the display – it’s ugly!
Other hardware of note is that it comes standard with 2 cameras, front and back. The front housed camera is that of a two-megapixel, and the back is a five-megapixel. The battery also does not seem all that bad either, with 7.5 hours on the battery clock or 6 for video playback.
Storage is also on the rather light side of the spectrum. At only 8GB of storage at your beck-and-call, users may want to opt in to the use of a microSDHC slot for all that extra data you might want to lunge around with you. If you think that you wont be filling up that 8GB, you might have to think again as the Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet also comes bundled with a 42Mbps 3G mobile router, meaning you can get online, anytime, any-place. 8GB suddenly doesn’t sound all that appealing does it?
Bad news for the US, as it seems as though you wont get this device until it passes through the FCC (which we now have heard that it has done so), but we are told that Sharp hope to eventually get this on your shelves sometime in the near future.
Unfortunately, a price for the Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet has not been confirmed as of yet, but it has been promised to be “competitive,” relative to the rest of the market.
You can get your hands on one of these at the end of the month (August), so keep your eyes peeled for the news to break on when and where you can get yourself one.
What do you make of Sharp’s tablet offering?