NEC at CES

To say that there's going to be a boatload of Android tablets in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks would be the understatement of the year. We know Motorola's bringing the Honeycomb thunder, and it appears that Japanese staple NEC is going to have more than its share of the little green guy.

To wit:

  • Dual-screen Cloud Communicator Tablet
  • Single-screen Cloud Communicator Tablet
  • Personal Products' Mobile Notebook
  • "Andronavi" marketplace, including Japanese Manga and photography. (More on that at us.andronavi.com.)

So, yeah, there's going to be a wee bit of Android at CES. We strap it on in two weeks, folks. Full NEC presser is after the break.

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
o
Android powered tablet with two 7-inch touch screens
o Wifi/3G/Bluetooth enabled
o Multi-tasking, with the ability to run different programs on each LCD screen – an industry first
o Stylus pen for easy input


* NEC Single Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet
o Android powered, single touch screen
o Wifi/3G/Bluetooth enabled
o Camera and SD-card equipped
o Slim, lightweight design
o Stylus pen for easy input


* NEC Personal Products’ Mobile Notebook
o Android powered

 

* NEC Home Gateway Solution
o ADSL2+/802.11n/USB2.0/DECT enabled
o IGMPv2 Proxy & Snooping/VoIP
o Media Control & Serving/Printer & File Sharing
o TR069 and OSGi enable services & configurations to be carried out remotely


* NEC BIGLOBE's "andronavi"
o Android application marketplace
o Japanese content including Manga, Japan related photography, etc.
o 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.

 

Reader comments

NEC is bringing a whole mess o' Android to CES, including dual-screen tablet

6 Comments

I've been interested in dual-screen tablets since I saw Microsofts Courier tablet. It seemed to fit my type of lifestyle but of course that dreamed died and the toshiba libretto didnt do dual-screens justice. Now, lets see if NEC can satisfy my needs.

Pen input has nothing to do with resistive touch screens. It could mean it has an active pen sensor. If that is true, it would be fantastic if it is combined with a capacitive touch screen. Or it could be on on the dual screen unit- one is pen driven with no touch interface, and the other is capacitive touch. That would enable users to enter exacting notes, drawings, writing, etc with a pen for some types of apps, but also have a touch interface for other types.

Saw the dual screen tablet they are referring to... It really is butt ugly. Looks kind of like a giant gameboy, with two screens.