NEC to show dual-screen Android tablet at CES

The device will allow users to run different programs on each screen

NEC will show a dual-screen tablet computer based on Google's Android operating system at January's International Consumer Electronics Show.

The new tablet will be based on the LifeTouch model that NEC unveiled in Tokyo in November. That device had a single 7-inch touch screen and is intended to be used as an access device for cloud-based services. (See video of the single-screen model on YouTube.)

The new tablet, which will also carry the LifeTouch name, has dual 7-inch screens and users will be able to view different information on each screen, NEC said in an email.

The computer will also pack Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G cellular networking.

When NEC unveiled the single-screen LifeTouch tablet it said plans to launch the machine outside of Japan were under consideration. It's appearance at CES is likely to firm up plans for its release.

NEC isn't offering the LifeTouch directly to consumers in Japan. Instead, it's hoping service providers will offer it to consumers bundled with an online service. A publisher might, for example, offer it bundled with an e-book service to users. NEC said it also sees potential uses in the healthcare and logistics industries.

NEC will also use CES to launch an Android netbook with physical keyboard and will show the single-screen LifeTouch tablet.

The International Consumer Electronics Show runs from Jan. 6 to 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags LifeTouchCESAndroidhardware systemslaptopstablet PCsNECAndroid tablets

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Martyn Williams

IDG News Service

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?