Sharp Galapagos Tablets Showcased at CEATEC 2010

You must be wondering what does Sharp’s Galapagos mean? Well Sharp Galapagos tablet is actually an e-reader. It also has features that support a browser, a mail app, and bright video display. At Ceatac 2010, Japan a few tablets were displayed for promotion. At this event Sharp Galapagos was also there. And it made a remarkable entry as well as exit teasing other tablets at Ceatac. There were many manufacturers who displayed their touch screen tablets. But out of them all Sharp’s Galapagos was the one that made a positive impression among the visitors. It seemed that only this was the real product. There were companies like Fujitsu and Toshiba. Fujitsu was labeled as prototype and Toshiba mentioned the details about the Android when used as OS.

Samsung galaxy is actually the remarkable tablet. But it did not display at Ceatac any how. It was a part of NTT DoCoMo Carrier booth. But it seemed that the whole crowd buzzed around that booth where there was presence of Samsung. With this it si proved that Samsung was the real thing as it had Galaxy tab. It is worth noting that this tab will be out in the market for sales probably next month.

Sharp’s Galapagos was placed at right. It was there with many other competitors. Many industry experts feel that there is resemblance between Sharp’s Galapagos and Apple iPad. But Galapagos has some features that are unique. This model comes in two sizes and that is 5.5 inch and 10.8 inch. Besides this, the difference is in the physical keypad display and the touch screen.

Mostly Galapagos has the primary use in reading digital magazines and books. However, good news is that, it also supports various mail programs and web browsers. It also has facilities like TV viewing, video viewing and photo viewing. Sharp also announced that soon there will be an online store mainly for Galapagos. And till that happens. It was also announced that Tsutaya will provide video content on the tablet. This can be hired on rent. It is anticipated that this device will come in the market in December in Japan. It is also anticipated that in other countries’ markets this will be seen around initial months of 2011. It is still not known as to what price will be kept for the device which has already created a buzz in the market.

Most of the market experts believe that this will be considered as a close competitor for Apple iPad. And thus there will be some amount of insecurity for the Apple manufacturers. But since, this is the new product and will hit the market some months later, Apple iPad has time to design certain marketing and promotional strategies so as to make the competition from Galapagos weaker. May be the price factor will decide as to which one is more suitable, whether Apple or Sharp? May be that’s the reason why Sharp has kept the pricing details and some such details of Galapagos under wraps.

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