Sharp Unveils Galapagos E-Readers

Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Sharp has unveiled the Galapagos range of e-reader tablets.

The tablets aimed at the lucrative e-reader/tablet market, which is currently dominated by Amazon's Kindle and Apple's iPad.

The company said that the Galapagos device will come in two variants, a 5-inch and 10.8-inch with 1,024 x 600 pixels and 1,366 x 800 pixels resolution respectively.

Sharp said that they will come packed with gaming and multimedia capabilities, apart from allowing users to read e-books.

The devices will come loaded with a unique software, which will allow users to download and access media content such as newspapers, magazines and ebooks via an exclusive content delivery system.

Sharp claims that at the time of the launch, users will have access to more than 30,000 daily news publications, ebooks and magazines.

The company has refrained from leaking any other hardware specs and features, but has said that they will be launched in Japan in December.

Sharp said in a press release: “Two compatible tablet terminals have been developed specifically as e-book readers and will be introduced at the same time.”