NEC Reveals Two Tablets, Home Gateway Solution For CES

Were tablets the "it" device of 2010? Some would say so. But is possible for tablets to also be the "it" device of 2011? That's also impossible to say for sure, but CES 2011 is shaping up to be a show where a load of new slates and tablets make their debut. Up until now, there have been numerous Android tablets to compete with the iPad, and a handful of Windows 7-based tablets. But few big-name brands have outed tablets outside of Samsung. 2011 looks to be the year which changes that.

NEC is one major company that is making no bones about their plans for the upcoming show. The company intends to exhibit not one, but two new tablets in Las Vegas. NEC will reveal the Dual-Screen Cloud Communicator and single-screen Cloud Communicator tablet. Both are interesting, but obviously the twin-screen device is somewhat more interesting. What makes it that way is its ability to operate two different programs independently on each screen. Each one is Android powered, with Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, a camera, SD card slot and a built-in stylus. No other details about either one is being provided, so you'll just have to wait until CES to find out more.

In other news, NEC will also use the show to exhibit a Home Gateway solution and an Android marketplace of their own. Could next month possibly get here any faster?

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.
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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.
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