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01-22-2013, 11:35 AM #1
Could dual-screen smartphones be the future?
Two-screened handsets are certainly not new — just look at the Kyocera Echo and Sony Tablet P – however The Verge recently had a chance to go hands on with a new device from a company called NEC. This particular device is called the Medias W and was originally teased about a year ago.
The Medias W has two foldable HD 4.3-inch screens, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and 16GBB of on-board memory. The handset itself is 12.2mm thick and runs Android 4.1. What can you do with two screens you might ask? Well, you can either double your home screen real estate, multitask by doing a separate task on each screen or in certain applications use the power of both screens to form a roughly square 5.6-inch display.
Right now the fullscreen experience by combining both screens is limited to only a few stock applications such as the browser and Google Maps, but additional application support is coming. It was mentioned in the report that the on-screen keyboard can also span across both screens.
It is unfortunately unlikely that we will see this device released outside of Japan, but NEC did call the Medias W a “global model” which means it could potentially be imported. The Medias W will be available for purchase in Japan by April of this year.
You can check out this foreign video of the device in action below.
What do you think about the idea of a dual-screen smartphone?
01-22-2013, 11:44 AM #2
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looks like shit, great idea but so far im not interested at all
01-22-2013, 01:13 PM #3
I could watch porn and text at the same time
01-22-2013, 01:38 PM #4
they could make it better.. with it having 2 screens it will be to big they need to do it like you can pull up more than 2 things at once thatll be easier
01-22-2013, 01:42 PM #5
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It's sorta like the Nintendo DSi, but improved and in a smartphone way of course.
It's seems like an okay idea.
01-22-2013, 05:09 PM #6
Sounds good, I can't wait for the iPhone to get a keyboard.
01-22-2013, 05:13 PM #7
That won't happen. Phones are moving away from physical buttons.
01-22-2013, 05:15 PM #8
I've seen that, but you never know.
The Galaxy S4 is going to be like a mini computer.
01-22-2013, 06:52 PM #9
It's a cool idea. They need to make the bezel smaller, that big of a gap on a device like that is terrible.
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