Sharp is introducing a new 7-inch Android tablet to the Japanese market: the RW-T107. Arriving on September 5th, it will be shipping in low volumes, and primarily to business customers. However it does appear to be the first Android tablet with NFC built-in. Sharp imagines it will be used as a point-of-sale terminal or perhaps as an intelligent door lock for apartment buildings.

It will ship with Android 2.3 and a set of specs that aren't particularly better or worse than the standard these days: a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a 7" 1024x600 screen, stereo speakers, and dual cameras (3-megapixel on the back, 2-megapixel on the front). Battery life is expected to come out around 8 hours of continuous video playback, but presumably most of these units won't be taxed that much in regular use.

In all, not the most exciting tablet to get our notice, but as prices come down and NFC usage goes up, these sorts of terminals could start becoming fairly common.

Source: Sharp; via SlashGear