Later this month Sharp will release the RW-T110 10.1-inch Android tablet in Japan. Designed for enterprises, the tablet features NFC connectivity.
The tablet supports Near-Field Communications (NFC) technology (ISO 14443 Type A, FeliCa), runs on Google's Android 2.3 OS, it is powered by a TI OMAP 4430 (1GHz) processor, has 1gb of memory on board, 8GB of SD storage and a 10.1-inch 1,280 x 800 pixel LCD.
Connectivity options inlcude, microUSB, microHDMI, microSD card slot, earphone jack, wireless LAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. Accelerometer, gyro sensor, magnetic sensor, light sensor, GPS, rear (3Mpxl) and front cameras complete the tablet's main specifications.
The tablet measures 260 x 180 x 9.9mm (W x D x H) and weighs approximately 640g. Its 6,240 mAh Lithium ion battery is able to keep it on for about 9 hours.
In related news, Sharp wants to begin in March shipments of small to medium sized high definition liquid crystal displays of the type used in Apple's latest iPad, while expanding panel output for products other than TVs, Takashi Okuda, the company's new president said Monday in Tokyo.
Sharp expects to post a 290 billion yen net loss for the year ending March 31 as it struggles amid a slump in television demand that has forced it to cut output at its main plant in Sakai, western Japan.