LAS VEGAS--Like seemingly every other company at CES 2011, Sharp is jumping on the tablet/e-reader bandwagon. But at least the company has one of the more unique names out there: Galapagos.
If the name sounds familiar (in the electronics arena, that is), it's because it's not exactly a new product. The Galapagos is already available in Japan, and it's been spotted making its way through the FCC approval process in the U.S.
But one thing is clear: the North American version of the Galapagos may bear very little resemblance to the existing Japanese one. For … Read more
Instead, it looks like the Sharp Galapagos e-reader has finally trickled out of Asia, gracing us with its Linux-based, large format design. If you're looking for an oversize Nook Color, minus the core Android features, this could be just the thing.
To my eye, though, the design looks too polished to be cheap, and the features seem too limited to justify a high price. The addition … Read more
Android on your iPhone, 3D Video Chat and the Top 5 ways to fix Android, All that and more on this week's edition of Android Atlas Weekly for Thursday, November 11th, 2010. Join Justin Eckhouse along side guest host, CNET Associate Editor, Antuan Goodwin!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 24
Android gets a multi-browser advantage http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20022277-264.html
Android bugs let attackers install malware without warning http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/10/android_malware_attacks/
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Our admiration of Japan knows no bounds--we frequently wish we lived in the land of vending machines and tentacle porn. Chalk up another reason to move east: two Sharp Android 2.2 smartphones that offer no-glasses 3D visuals in the style of the Nintendo 3DS.
Sharp has rolled out two mighty-sounding Galapagos 3D handsets in Japan, the touch-screen-only 003SH and the Qwerty keyboard-packing 005SH. Both have 3.8-inch LCD screens and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, powering Android 2.2 Froyo. They have impressive-sounding cameras too, the touch-screen version with 9.6 megapixels and the Qwerty one 8 megapixels, capable of … Read more
Twitter has just hired its first employee in Washington, D.C.
The microblogging site confirmed today that Adam Sharp, currently an executive producer for digital services at C-SPAN and former Democratic Senate staffer to Mary Landrieu, will be the company's manager of government and political partnerships.
Sharp said--through Twitter, of course --that he'll start on November 29. He posted: "Look fwd to working w/learning from #gov20 community & others committed to enhancing civic debate by bringing govt, people closer together."
That job description is less traditional lobbyist and more governmental liaison, working with federal agencies … Read more
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Barnes & Noble gets set to launch Nook Kids aimed at ages 3 to 8
Microsoft gives some indication that Windows 8 will be along in about two years
A 3D cell phone launches in India
Amazon.com is going to allow book lending on the Kindle
Google admits to gathering e-mail addresses, passwords, and URLs when collecting Street View images
Google adds new languages to Voice Search for Android
And Google adds World War II imagery to Google Earth
Ustream is going to allow pay-per-view broadcasting
Social network giant launches new group feature designed just for you and your few close friends. We immediately get invited to 500-person groups. How romantic. Also, Verizon iPhone rumors heat up (again); Cisco tries to sell $600 product to compete with free video conferencing services; and Russian Space Porn!Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
CHIBA, Japan--Toshiba showed us this week what 3D without glasses can look like on a laptop and a TV. But what about screens sized for mobile devices?
That's where Sharp comes in, and with a fairly impressive demo. The Japanese consumer electronics maker has two glasses-free 3D displays here at Ceatec, one measuring 3.8 inches and the other, 10.6. inches. Both are still prototypes--unlike Toshiba's 12- and 20-inch TVs scheduled to hit stores in Japan by the end of the year--but work remarkably well.
The 10.6-inch version had the clearest 3D effect, and a … Read more
CHIBA, Japan--A handful of tablets are on display at Ceatec 2010, though most of them are still firmly in the idea stage.
Of the major consumer electronics manufacturers here showing touch-screen tablet devices, only Sharp's Galapagos seems close to being a real product. Fujitsu's was kept under glass and clearly labeled "prototype," and Toshiba's had few details beyond its use of Android as the OS.
Samsung's Galaxy Tab is here, though it is part of wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo's booth because Samsung does not display at Ceatec. Even without the manufacturer's presence, … Read more