Japanese tech giant Sharp has unveiled a new tablet called Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B. The tablet runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) operating system and comes with WiMAX support. As of now, the Tablet is only available in Japan and the exact price of the Tablet has not been disclosed.
The most impressive feature of the Tablet is that it comes with WiMAX support which enables it to reach download speeds of up to 40Mbps and up load speeds of 7Mbps on UQ Communication's network, which is a local telecom company in Japan.
Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B has a 7inch LCD touchscreen display (1024x600 pixel resolution) and runs on the Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS. It is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU processor and has 1GB of RAM. The internal memory of the device is 8GB which is further expandable with the help of a microSD card.
The device also has a 5mega pixel rear camera with LED flash and a front facing 2 mega pixel camera. On the connectivity front, the device has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and it comes with a microSD port, a microUSB port and a microHDMI slot. The dimensions of the device are 195mm x 122mm x 12.6mm and its weight is 396grams. Details about the battery and battery life have not been provided by the company as of now.
As of now there is no word on an Indian launch date or price, but looking at the features of the Tablet, if and when it's launched, its competitors in India will include tablets like Acer's Iconia A500 (Rs 26,915) and W500 (Rs 31,990) tablets, Apple's iPad 2 (Rs 29,500), BlackBerry Playbook (Rs 32,990), Samsung's Galaxy Tab 750 (Rs 33,000) and HTC Flyer (Rs 36,900).
This is not Sharp's first outing in the Tablet segment; the company had earlier launched a 5.5inch, a 7 inch and a 10.8 inch tablet in the Japanese market.