Remember that crazy dual-screen Android tablet NEC was showing off earlier this year? You’ll be able to pick one up next month… if you happen to live in Japan. I’d be surprised if you ever see this model on sale at a major US retail chain, but that’s what importers are for, right?
The NEC LifeTouch W has two 7 inch 600 x 800 pixel resistive touchscreen displays, an ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and runs Google Android 2.2 with Android Market access.
The device has a 3MP camera, 80211b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 384MB of RAM, and 1GB of storage. It weighs a bit less than 1.2 pounds and includes a stylus and a battery which NEC says should be good for up to 5 hours.
When I saw a prototype at CES I was underwhelmed by the build quality and software, but that was 5 months ago. I suppose it’s possible NEC has improved things since then — and the idea of being able to run two separate apps at the same time on side-by-side displays is intriguing. I’m just not sure if it’s something I’d do often enough to justify carrying around a device with two screens instead of one.
Didn’t NEC learn a lesson from the Kno and the Entourage Edge?
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