Last week Sharp introduced a new line of Android powered eBook readers. This week the company is showing off its Galapagos tablets at CEATEC. Engadget got a chance to check them out in person, and while they’re primarily designed to be eBook readers, these little tablets have a bit more oomph than your typical Kindle or Nook.
One of the Galapagos devices has a 5.5 inch display while the other has a 10.8 inch screen. According to Engadget, web pages looked great, but the user interface was a bit slow. Magazines reportedly look good on the screen. And while the tablets are said to support Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Engadget didn’t get to put that feature to the test.
Spec-wise, the smaller tablet has a 1024 x 600 pixel display while the larger model has a 1366 x 800 pixel screen. Each has 802.11b/g WiFi, which should make them decent if not spectacular devices for surfing the web. I kind of have to wonder why you’d bother buying magazine subscriptions on a device like this when you can just visit the magazine website though.
You can find more hands-on photos at Engadget.