The NEC Cloud Communicator dual-screen Android tablet made its first appearance in the US during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. But while the tablet went on sale in Japan last summer, it’s not yet available outside of that country.
But the dual screen tablet has come a long way since I saw it last year. NEC has worked with software partners to develop apps to take advantage of the dual screen layout. For instance, you can view a PowerPoint presentation in one window while taking notes in a second window — something which could come in handy in a business or education setting.
NEC also plans to launch an updated model of the dual screen tablet this summer. It will feature a TI OMAP4 dual core processor and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as a thinner and lighter design than the current model.