First off, the tablet looks like a tiny notebook with both screens shut and a paperback notebook when open. Named LifeTouch Cloud Communicator LT-W, the tablet opens up to reveal two LCD touchscreens each measuring 7 inches, making it the first such device with a dual screen form to be based on Android.
However, the version of Android that the Cloud Communicator LT-W runs is a slightly outdated Android 2.1, though the Japan based manufacturer has stated it is working to include the more updated versions. The Android itself has been thoroughly modified to support the twin screens so that different programs can runs on the two screens. This while the Android 2.1 was designed for operations on only smartphones.
Anyway, the the Cloud Communicator LT-W itself opens up a plethora of opportunities for the way it can be used. For instance, there can be apps that open on both screens and allow for items to be dragged across the screens, allowing for the way the tablet also supports two separate programs operating in the two screens separately and responding to separate inputs. Also, the second screen can be used to offer more information on a particular aspect of the content that is displayed on the primary screen. Then there is always the opportunity to use the Cloud Communicator as a netbook where one of the screens can be used to input text and the other screen to read.
As for the tablet’s specs, the Cloud Communicator packs in an ARM Cortex A8 CPU coupled to a rather odd 384 MB of memory. On board storage amounts to 1 GB which can be enhanced further with the full sized SDHC card slot that it includes. Connectivity options consists of 802.11b/g/ WiFi and Bluetooth along with optional 3G while the tablet also features a 3 megapixel webcam, GPS, and USB port. Battery life for the Cloud Communicator LT-W stands at 5 hours. More technical details are awaited.
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