Sharp Galapagos Tablets Update: Re-Tuned For 3G Radio?

The Sharp Tablets have been enjoying their debut in Japan since their release. We presume that sales have been ok since we haven’t heard otherwise, but now we are hearing a few reports about the tablets.

Sharp Galapagos Tablets Update: Re-Tuned For 3G Radio?

Currently the range only have WiFi connectivity, this is soon to be changing. The devices are being re-tuned to include a 3G radio device for all the connection obsessed people. This particular version is getting the addition purely for the U.S market.

Another thing to remember is that Sharp intends to have its own American Book Store. According to Vlad Savov of Engadget.com, Sharp also plan to roll out their tablets in Brazil, China and India. We hope that they see how things go in the U.S first before making these plans as this year, being the year of the tablet, there is already competition that is set to be retailed for less than these devices, with similar or better specs.

Take the BlackBerry PlayBook for example, this will be retailed or less than $500, we think that Sharp may have priced them out of the market but of course, we could be wrong. Once the devices have 3G connectivity it will be offering something different to most other tablets on the market.

Another thing to remember is these devices are being marketed as eReaders, currently the Amazon Kindle is said to be the top seller on the Amazon store. The Nook devices are no pushover either.

Do you think Sharp will find it difficult in this market? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.