NEC unveiled it’s next-gen. ‘Communicator’ device, running on Android, at the recent iEXPO 2009 event held in Tokyo [JPN]
The information terminal by which NEC adopted the touch panel and Android is being developed. It is “Communicator” such as net inspection and animation can watch on a screen that is larger than cellular phone
NEC exhibited the mock-up of information terminal “Communicator” that adopted the touch panel and Android in the reference by private show “C&C user forum &iEXPO2009″ (Until Tokyo International Forum and six) that had begun on November 5. It aims at the sale in the autumn of next year with MID(Mobile Internet Device) terminal in the middle area of the cellular phone and PC.
The touch panel display of seven inches is installed, and OS adopts Android. Wireless LAN can be able to be connected, to use the Internet inspection and the Android application program, and to inspect the animation reproduction and the digital book. The One Seg watching is also possible, and “The television is watched in the bath” is sales. The camera is built into, and taking a picture, the preservation of the photograph, and use as the digital photo frame are also possible.
It is scheduled to correspond to the operation of scrolling the screen though it basically operates with the touch panel if the voice recognition feature is installed, and it is called, “Scroll”.
Weight is about 300 grams. It is possible to use, and to make it to the setting up putting by carrying about by using Cradle. There are three kinds of exhibited [mokku]. The type that saw easily even if a flat putting was done by the design to which the type and the angle that enlarged a straight terminal of the type and the cellular phone that had adhered to the back support like the photo frame adhered was exhibited.
It is said that it will aim at a lightly portable terminal with a function that is larger than cellular phones screens, nearer PC. Though a wide target is assumed?If one is enumerated, it is a housewife and a senior layer. It is easy to be able to do information retrieval while doing housework in kitchen etc. to give the waterproof finish, and to use it for the keyboard and the mouse operation with the touch panel even if it is inexperienced. ?It says.
The product is being developed aiming at the sale in the autumn of next year. It was spoken though the price was undecided, “It is cheaper than Netbook”.