NEC teases dual-screen Cloud Communicator Android tablet, promises more at CES

Believe it or not, the crew at Engadget HQ will be packing up and headed to CES 2011 a fortnight from today, and it looks as if quite a few undercover products from NEC will be making the same trip. The company has just revealed that its single-screen Cloud Communicator tablet will be on display, but moreover, a dual-screen version will be making it awfully tough for the former to get any attention whatsoever. Now, dual-screen devices aren't exactly new, but an Android tablet with a pair of 7-inch LCDs is definitely more inciting than Kno's education-minded megabook and the two-faced e-readers that swarmed CES 2010. Details on the hardware are few and far betwixt, with NEC only revealing that both panels will be touch-enabled, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth modules will be baked in and that a stylus will be included for good measure. Also, it'll fully support the use of different programs on each LCD, which -- if executed properly -- could melt our faces into the desert sand below. Sadly, our prying for images got us nowhere, but we're assured to see more at next month's extravaganza. Hang tight.

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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

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.