Sharp to launch 5.5" and 10.8" e-readers in December

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Sharp has announced plans to release two Android-based e-readers for the Japanese market in December and says it expects to sell 1 million units during the first year. The company chose the ‘Galapagos’ moniker for its e-reader assault, in reference to the Ecuadorian island that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, supposedly to denote the company’s shift from conventional one-off sales of stand-alone products to devices that will continue to "evolve" through periodic software updates. The range includes a 5-inch unit featuring a trackball for one-handed operati...

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