Jan 13th, 2011

I have to admit going in the NEC dual-screen Android tablet that we have heard about for quite some time now wasn’t really impressing me. I figured it would be just another sub-par Android tablet with a gimmick that would make it if anything less functional. How would that second screen work without inevitably getting in the way? After just a few minutes with the tablet at CES 2011, my suspicions were both confirmed and blown away. Yes, it isn’t the most powerful tablet you will ever come across, but don’t think this thing is anything like the numerous others we have seen.

The way the two screens work together is intuitive and makes navigating webpages and apps easier than you’d imagine. Open two web pages on separate screens or stretch one page across the entire real estate. Show a video on one screen while taking notes on the other. As you will see in the below video, NEC is talking this one up for use in educational institutions with apps designed specifically around school texts and lectures. The real success of this thing boils down to developers jumping on-board with the two screen design, but sadly with just about no other dual-screen devices, app makers might not be chomping at the bit for it. See some impressive action in the video below: