Sharp reveals Galapagos e-readers

Powerful new devices set to take on iPad and Kindle.

Earlier today Sharp announced two new e-readers known as the Sharp Galapagos. Named after the famous islands studied by Charles Darwin, Sharp is claiming that the new e-readers are a fittingly evolutionary step forward in the market, aimed at challenging the Apple iPad. 

Check out the new pictures of the Sharp Galapagos here

The Galapagos comes in two forms: The Mobile reader has a 5.5 inch 1024 x 600 LCD screen, while the larger Home edition sports a 10.8-inch (1366 x 800) screen. Both devices include 802.11b/g WiFi and, come in full colour.

The Sharp Galapagos will be based around an advanced marketplace with a promised 30,000 newspapers, books and magazines available from launch on a subscription model that will download new editions automatically as they become available.

Unfortunately for us, the Sharp Galapagos is being tailored for the Japanese market, where it launches in December. As such, it’s unlikely that we’ll see it in the UK.

Sharp would have a hard time replicating its impressive library in other territories or languages. As usual, stay tuned to T3.com for the latest updates.

You can check out footage of the Sharp Galapagos e-reader devices in the video below.

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Link: Engadget

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