You know how the saying goes – if at first you don’t succeed, try again. Sharp certainly did give a fair shot at the tablet market with their 5.5″, 7″ and 10.8″ models from their Galapagos range last year as well as this year, but after seeing sales of their efforts being dismal, they discontinued a couple of models, leaving only the 7″ Galapagos being the sole survivor of the self-culling moment. I guess the Japanese company hasn’t thrown in the towel yet by announcing the Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B which will arrive in the Japanese market which we talked about yesterday.

While we mentioned that there was no word on pricing or availability, things have certainly changed in the last 24 hours. Now we know that from December 9th onwards, Sharp will be selling the Galapagos EB-A71GJ-B in the Land of the Rising Sun for $780 a pop after conversion. That’s pretty hefty for a tablet with such specifications, but I guess pretty aesthetics do play a part in the final price point.

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