Sharp Galapagos 003SH, a 3D touchscreen tablet that appears at CES 2011, is taking 1GHz SnapDragon processor, 9.6MP camera that supports 720p video recording, 3.8-inch WVGA screen with parallax barrier for glasses-free 3D display, and running Froyo OS. Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH with a QWERTY keyboard are now being sold exclusively in Japan, expect to see Sharp Galapagos at U.S market to follow in a later date.
Sharp Galapagos 003SH 3D tablet is capable to provide 3D visual effects on menus, pictures, videos and 3D-enabled games. Nintendo 3DS has yet being released, but seems already have a rival in the 3D handheld gaming console.
The drawback being, you will need to move the device sideways till the next take of a 3D picture, while hoping the 3D photo’s object is not moving around. This is pretty much inefficient and yet need for further improvement in order to meet market’s expectation.
Beside the Galapagos 003SH and 005SH, Sharp also release the Media Tablets for mobile and home with 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch screen sizes, respectively.