In the old days, it used to rain cats and dogs, now in the modern age its raining tablet PCs! And while that isn’t exactly bad, there still remains the real risk of things becoming boring. This if companies do not make a real attempt to spice things up. One way of doing that, and one which is turning out to be a favorite with increasing number of companies is to add an extra screen to the device to make it look like a mini notebook sort of thing. We have seen that happen in the case of the Libretto W100 from Toshiba or more recently with the Iconia from Acer. And the latest to join the exclusive club is the Japan based company NEC.
To be part of the LifeTouch brand name, NEC has also announced the new dual screened tablet running Android would be made its star attraction at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With two 7 inch touch screens, the dual screen tablet is likely to include features such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G.
However, there is no word yet if this is in an indication of the tablet being launched in the US in the near future. However, the tablet will be made available to consumers in Japan though NEC does not seem to be interested in getting into the marketing aspects themselves. Rather, they might leave that on to the carriers.
Note: image shown above is that of the 7 inch LifeTouch tablet from NEC.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email