Sharp toEnd Production of the Galapagos E-readers

Sharp just announced that they were killing the 5.5" and 10.8" Galapagos ebook readers. Sharp launched these gadgets last fall in Japan and had also planned to launch them in the US, although there is no sign that any were ever sold,

Sharp will stop accepting orders for the tablets at the end of the month. There's no mention of why they're being killed, but they are last year's model.

The ebookstore that Sharp launched to support the ereaders will stay open and it looks like Sharp plan to follow through on the 7" Galapagos A01SH model they announced last month, though no release date has been set. It will have a high resolutions screen (1024x600), a pair of cameras (5MP and 2MP), Wifi, and it will be running Android v3.2 Honeycomb a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core CPU. Battery life will be in the region of 7 to 8 hours.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Sharp toEnd Production of the Galapagos E-readers

  1. This is no surprise. Sharp has zero staying power. Zaurus PDA.

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