Sharp is fresh into the tablet biz and its very first Galapagos series devices should be hitting the market on December 10, according to recent info. They’ll debut in Japan and we’re talking about two models here: the Mobile and Home slates. The first retails for $474, while the second will go for $653.

Sharp Galapagos Mobile features a 5.5 inch screen with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, while the Home is a 10.8 incher with a 1366 x 800 pixel resolution. The larger unit will arrive with an 8GB microSDHC card and it’s still affordable, as long as it costs less than the 32GB WiFi iPad. Sharp will focus these products on e-books and content, rather than business features.