Sharp's Galapagos tablet to launch in Japan next month

By Jos
Nov 29, 2010
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  1. Sharp has announced it will begin selling its Galapagos tablets in Japan starting on December 10, with the 5.5-inch EB-W51GJ-R/-S priced at 39,800 yen (~$475) and the 10.8-inch EB-WX1GJ-B coming in at 54,800 yen (~$654). Announced back in September, the devices will initially offer about 20,000 electronic book, magazine, and newspaper titles, and in Spring 2011 Sharp expects to open up video and music downloads as well.

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  2. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Wow, that's a lot of money for a multimedia device...
  3. bioflex

    bioflex TS Enthusiast Posts: 71

    and is that all its worth for that price?.....if it is then i must say they missed a lot....imo i would stick with an ipad over this anyday even though i dont like apple products that much
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,014   +2,536

    The first thing I think of when I hear, "Galapagos", is tortoise. As in, "Galapagos tortoise";ápagos_tortoise ...! Methinks they might have given the name a bit more care and consideration..

    One would think this name would only be appropriate if the screen was as hard as stone, and the computing very slow and ponderous.

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