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The Sharp IGZO Aquos Pad SHT 21 goes on sale in Japan. The IGZO tablet revolution begins…

Sharp has this week spread the IGZO display revolution to the world of tablets, reigniting the display wars once more. With the release of their 7 inch Aquos Pad SHT21 the most advanced LCD technology on the market is ready to take on the world.

Potentially a more dramatic change than the shift to IPS panels Sharp is rolling out their IGZO technology at this very moment. A technology that will eventually improve all displays; LCD, OLED and eInk.

The Aquos Pad SHT21 hits the 7 inch tablet market initially through KDDI (mobile) in Japan.  There is no word yet on pricing for the tablet, although Sharp is rumoured to be aiming for $199 price point for the WiFi only model.

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The ARCHOS GamePad. The First ICS Android Handheld Gaming Console, without the Phone…

New Android gaming hardware seems to appear every week. ARCHOS, legendary media device and tablet designers also have a new gaming device to introduce the world to, The Android GamePad. Finally delivering real game controls to Android tablet based devices. ARCHOS set out to simply provide better gaming controls to Android and along the way produced the first Android based handheld gaming console.

With the gaming control standards present, dual analogue sticks, dual 4 way pads and a plethora of function buttons, Android gaming is coming of age.

“When Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, was first released they included game controller support within the framework and that is when we decided to build the GamePad,” says Henri Crohas, ARCHOS Founder and CEO.

Internally the GamePad’s hardware includes a dual core CPU, quad core GPU along with 7 inch capacitive touch screen display. Putting the GamePad a generation behind the latest smartphones. Although the hardware is about what you would expect for a mid-range Android tablet.

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