Sharp has plans to introduce its Galapagos tablet in the U.S market but with a couple of tweaks. First, it will be 3G-compatible to ensure that the net-crazy denizens of the US of A don’t start getting withdrawal symptoms once they step out of their shelters with the Galapagos in their pockets. 3G connectivity on the Galapagos tablets is not available in Japan, these are WiFi-only devices over there.
The second tweak is that the tablets will support the EPUB file format that has near universal acceptance instead of the proprietary XMDF format used in Japan. Sony will also like to debut with its own e-books store and talks are already on with a “U.S telecom giant” (source) to put a content partnership in place for ebook downloads.
After America, the ereader is set to move on to India, Brazil, China, and other nations.