NEC teases with two-screen Android tablet
Pledges CES outing
There are no pictures of the gadget yet, but NEC is promising to show off a dual-screen "cloud communicator tablet" running Android - a "world first", the company claims.
It's not the first two-screen tablet, mind. Toshiba's Libretto W100, announced back in June, probably claims that honour, but it ran Windows 7.
NEC's will have Android - Honeycomb presumably; NEC isn't saying. It did say the two screens will be seven-inchers, and that the gadget - which will be demo'd at the Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) early next month - will sport Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
However, it also said that the tablet will use a "stylus pen for easy input", suggesting the screens are not capacitive.
The touchpanel on the single-screen tablet NEC will also show will also make use of a stylus. It too runs Android, has 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, but also packs a camera and an SD card slot, NEC said.
It'll be showing off an Android notebook too. Reg Hardware will be at CES 2011, and we'll bring you the details. ®
But did the Tosh go on sale in June ?
...doesn't necessarily mean a resistive screen. There are capacitive screens with active digitizer on quite a few laptops already - the N-Trig gear.
And linux already supports it. Android is linux, right?
Its an Android Game and Watch!
Microsoft's concept dual screen Courier tablet. I wish that Microsoft hadn't canned that project though as the concept vids looked great.
The eDGe ...
... has been in use for quite some time now. It is a dual screen Android device with a 9" e-ink screen and a 10" lcd screen.
See http://www.entourageedge.com/devices/entourage-edge.html for some details.
How about the Reg having a look at it?