NEC LifeTouch W dual-touchscreen Android tablet now available in Japan


NEC is making its dual-touchscreen LifeTouch W Android tablet available this month in Japan. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) tablet has dual 7-inch 800 x 600 resistive touchscreens, a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 384MB of RAM, 1GB of internal storage, WiFi and Bluetooth, a microUSB port, and an SDHC memory card slot. It also comes with a stylus for inking.

As a prior owner of Toshiba’s dual-touchscreen Libretto W100, I find this tablet to be intriguing. Of course, I wish it had better specs but LAPTOP's video from CES (below) of a similarly spec'd version of the tablet shows how adept it is for reading e-books and taking notes. The reviewer describes the screens as very responsive and states that NEC is considering bringing the device stateside for under $500. Given its specs, this price point makes sense.

Depending on price and availability outside of Japan, the LifeTouch W may be one to keep in mind for those in the market for an affordable e-book reader, note-taking device, or entry-level Android tablet.

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Arthur Bartlett

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