Sharp introduces GALAPAGOS E-Book Readers
With plans to launch a new cloud-based media service business, named “GALAPAGOS”, Sharp unveils two e-book readers, first announced as a “Mobile type” featuring 5.5-inch (1,024 × 600 pixels) LCD screen and a trackball, allowing you to flip the pages with one hand, and the second – “Home type” with 10.8-inch (1,366 × 800 pixels).
The new devices will allow to surf the web, view documents, also provides “Automatic Scheduled Delivery Service” for periodical publications, including newspapers and magazines and comes with pre-installed social network service applications. Both devices offer 802.11b/g WiFi connectivity and according Sharp the smaller is optimized for displaying paperback books, while the bigger allows users to enjoy magazines formatted across a two-page spread.
The new Sharp’s Galapagos e-bookstore service is planned to begin in December this year.