Sharp had originally announced three Galapagos tablets. They were meant to give Apple’s iPad and the other Android tablets in the market a run for their money (isn’t that always the case?), but unfortunately Sharp cancelled two of those three tablets, leaving us to wonder about the fate about the last one. The good news is that the last 7” Galapagos tablet has surfaced, along with Sharps announcement that they will not be abandoning their Galapagos tablet line.

According to the specs, the 7” Galapagos tablet will sport a 1024×600 display resolution, with NVIDIA’s Tegra-2 dual-core processor powering the device. It will sport 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, HDMI output, a 5MP/2MP rear/front-facing camera and will support WiMax connectivity. It will come loaded with Android’s Honeycomb 3.2, but no word from Sharp if there are plans to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to the device in the future.

One of the interesting features about the tablet is that it when hooked onto a WiMax connection, it will be able to turn itself in a hotspot and tether up to an additional seven other devices. The 7” Galapagos tablet will be launched in Japan come 17th of December, but no word on pricing or if there are plans to bring it over stateside.

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