We heard about this earlier this month but today the 7-inch Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet goes on sale in Japan at retailers and directly from E-Mobile, available for as low as $1 (100 yen). Of course the catch at that price is that you need to sign up with an ISP, otherwise the tablet normally costs 44,800 yen (under $400). It’s a Wi-Fi only tablet but is being promoted with a Pocket Wi-Fi.
The Sharp Galapagos A01SH sports a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB of RAM, b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, GPS, 2MP / 5MP front and rear cameras (+ flash), microSD and micro HDMI ports, various sensors and a 7.5-hour battery (video playback). It weighs 389g and measures 195 x 122 x 11.9mm in size. The tablet has access to Tsutaya’s digital content store.
There are now three tablets in the Galapagos range. Two e-reader centric 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch tablets and now this Honeycomb tablet which is also part of an upcoming wave of 7-inch tablets – the ViewSonic, the Acer Iconia Tab A100, the Huawei and Samsung’s upcoming .
Via: PC Watch