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.
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.
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.