Here is an interesting tablet concept – a fixed phone that also comes bundled with a tablet device. The device that is yet to be given a name has been the creation of the Japan based telecommunication company Nakayo and is expected to go on sale in that country from the middle of this year itself.
The device is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and the one big advantage with the entire set up is that the tablet, apart from functioning in conjugation with the entire phone set up will also work independently as an Android tablet PC. So while the tablet can be used for making video calls, it can also be used for browsing the web and such.
Also, while the phone is compliant with Session Initiation Protocol or SIP, the tablet packs in features such as Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, a 7 inch 800×480 resolution display, a USB port, a 0.3 megapixel CMOS camera, as well as a micro SDHC slot that tops at 32 GB.
The convenience of the entire set up is that when receiving a call, users can either pick up the receiver or operate it hands free by pushing a button on the tablet or pick up the tablet itself and talk via its mic.
The device is targeted mainly at the business segment though Nakayo is yet to announce what its going to cost.
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