The CES 2011 announcements seem to be popping up quite a bit today. With Motorola going on the offensive with their tablet desires, we now have NEC announcing that not only will they be showing up at next year's CES, but that they'll be bringing with them quite a few toys. Besides the mention of a "new Android application marketplace," one of the bigger mentions is the dual-LCD-screen Android tablet.
This new tablet is called the NEC Dual-Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet. It will feature the standard things, like WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity. But NEC has also confirmed that the device will be able to connect to 3G networks, too. NEC is also touting an "industry-first," with the Communicator's ability to run different programs on each LCD, giving the tablet a new way of multitasking. There's also going to be support for a stylus pen, which will be good news to some out there who believe a tablet isn't a tablet without stylus support.
As for that new Android application market, NEC is calling it the BIGLOBE "andronavi." There isn't a lot of information on this new marketplace, but apparently it will have a big focus on Japanese content, such as manga, and photography relating to Japan. Check out the full press release, which includes details on a single-screen Android tablet as well.
NEC to Exhibit a New Line of Android(TM) Products and Service Offerings at Pepcom’s Digital Experience and CES 2011
The First Dual-LCD-Screen Android Tablet, LifeTouch and a New Android Application Marketplace Available to Demo in the South Hall 4, Booth 36268
Tokyo, December 21, 2010 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today that it will participate at Pepcom Digital Experience and CES 2011 on Jan. 5-9, 2011 in Las Vegas. NEC will be debuting a new line of products and service offerings based on the Android platform, including the first showing of its dual-screen Android tablet, the introduction of its Home Gateway Solution designed for cloud access from home and its Android application marketplace, andronavi. NEC will also exhibit its single-screen tablet, initially announced in November 2010, for the first time in the U.S.
NEC products featured at Pepcom Digital Experience and CES 2011 South Hall 4, Booth 36268 include:
NEC Dual Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet
Android powered tablet with two 7-inch touch screens
Multi-tasking, with the ability to run different programs on each LCD screen – an industry first
Stylus pen for easy input
NEC Single Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet
Android powered, single touch screen
Camera and SD-card equipped
Slim, lightweight design
Stylus pen for easy input
NEC Personal Products’ Mobile Notebook
NEC Home Gateway Solution
IGMPv2 Proxy & Snooping/VoIP
Media Control & Serving/Printer & File Sharing
TR069 and OSGi enable services & configurations to be carried out remotely
NEC BIGLOBE's "andronavi"
Android application marketplace
Japanese content including Manga, Japan related photography, etc.
For more information, visit http://us.andronavi.com
All of the products named in this release will be exhibited at both Pepcom Digital Experience on Jan. 5 and CES 2011 from Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.