As the Android devices become more pervasive in the global market, NEC has announced a new cloud communicator based on Android operating system. Named as LifeTouch, the new tablet is being designed to support corporate client services through cloud computing for reducing IT investment expenses and total cost of operations (TCO). The 7-inch touch panel LCD LifeTouch is being designed to run on Android 2.1 operating system and is powered by ARM Cortex A8 processor. In order for the device to easy to operate, the new 7-inch Android device is also featured with four direction button for users to scroll through lists and select options.
Key specifications of the NEC LifeTouch tablet includes:
- Operating system: Android 2.1 operating system.
- Processor: ARM Cortex (TM) A8.
- Main memory: Mobile DDR 384MB/ROM 1024MB.
- LCD display: 7-inch wide TFT LCD with 800×480 resolutions.
- Speaker: 2 internal speaker（stereo).
- Wireless LAN: IEEE802.11b/11g.
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth Ver.2.1 + EDR.
- Touch panel: Retina touch panel.
- Camera: 3-megapixel with auto-focus function.
- Sensor: Supports GPS, acceleration sensor, geomagnetism sensor and light sensor.
- Microphone: Built-in microphone.
- SDCard: SDHC Card slot.
- Sound out put: 3.5mm Mini-jack (stereo).
- Battery: Supports up to 8 hours of battery life.
- Accessories (Option): Charging cradle, mobile cover and folding stand.
The NEC LifeTouch tablet with dimensions of 220 x 119.5 x 13.9mm and weighs 370g is expected to be available in Japan in end of November. However, the price of the device is not yet announced.