Dual-screen NEC LifeTouch W tablet heading to Japan in June

By Posted 24 May 2011, 14:40

Some of you may have already heard of the dual-screen NEC LifeTouch W tablet, as the device was showcased at the CES 2011 event earlier this year. We now have news regarding the Android-based tablet, as we’ve just heard that the NEC LifeTouch W is heading to Japan in June.

According to J. Angelo Racoma over on the nexus404.com website, the NEC LifeTouch W is an Android-based tablet that is powered by an ARM Cortex A8 processor, and comes with two 7-inch screens that are set side by side. Both screens have a resolution of 600 x 800.

The LifeTouch W also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, 1GB of internal storage, 384MB of RAM, GPS and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. However, the possible downside is the fact that NEC opted for a resistive screen on both displays as opposed to the commonly used capacitive screen.

Although the advantage to the resistive screen is that you will be able to use a stylus on the tablet. Another disappointing factor is that the NEC LifeTouch W runs Android 2.2 Froyo. NEC has also noted that users will be able to get 5 hours of normal usage with the LifeTouch W.

This is okay if you only intend to use the tablet to check emails or simply browse, but unfortunately not good enough if you plan on working on it all day. There is no word on pricing for the NEC LifeTouch W tablet as of yet, but we do know that it should be launching in Japan sometime in June.