Fujitsu, together with UI help from The Astonishing Tribe, have just pulled the wraps off a very cool dual-screen handset http://bit.ly/cbj6rL
Fujitsu Ltd developed a clamshell mobile phone that is equipped with two touch-sensitive LCD panels on its upper and lower chassis and exhibited it at Ceatec Japan 2010.
The screen sizes of the upper and lower panels are 3.4 and 3.5 inches, respectively. Their pixel count is 480 x 960. Because the handset is a prototype, the pixel count of its camera is only 300,000. Though the capacity of its lithium-ion rechargeable battery has not been disclosed, Fujitsu said, “The power consumption of the handset is about 1.5 times higher than that of a normal mobile phone.”
The prototyped handset is capable of wireless communication via a wireless LAN. It is also equipped with a communication module for 3G networks. The operating system is Symbian, but the user interface of the handset can be used with the Android platform too, Fujitsu said. The company has not yet determined when to commercialize the handset. Full story via Tech-On and some video now Online Here as well.
Official PR from TAT below:
MALMO, SWEDEN–(Marketwire – October 4, 2010) – TAT The Astonishing Tribe today announced that Fujitsu Japan will reveal a ground breaking dual screen mobile phone user interface (UI) powered by TAT’s design and technology initiatives. TAT was chosen by Fujitsu for its capabilities in innovative UI design and its cutting-edge UI technology for realization of the futuristic ideas on screen.
Going dual screen radically changes the user interaction and requires advanced design and a highly capable UI Framework. “Enhancing and innovating the user experience is our passion and we have enjoyed working with Fujitsu mobile phone UI engineers on this novel device,” says Charlotta Falvin, CEO, TAT. “Our UI technology is built to effectively incorporate new design advancements, and we appreciate greatly to apply it together with an innovative team like the one at Fujitsu.”
“Fujitsu is committed to be in the forefront of mobile phone innovation and with the new dual screen interface,” says Takeshi Ueno, Director, UI planning director, for the Mobile Phone Group of Fujitsu. “We are delighted that TAT’s UI technology enables the type of new design paradigms to create advanced UI. We are looking forward to other innovative collaborations with TAT to enrich our UI.”
The new Fujitsu mobile phone (a test model) will be showcased at CEATEC 2010 in Tokyo, Japan — October 5-9th, 2010.