NEC is bringing three new handsets all running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and supporting LTE to Japan today, right before it shows them at MWC and we’re in for some crazy ideas from the company.
First off is a folding dual-screen handset. It looks like the Sony Tablet P, but instead of being on the inside, its screens are actually outside. This does make sense as you don’t have to open the whole thing up to use it as a phone, but raises some questions about how the bottom screen is going to get protected. The handset is advertized as the “Best Cloud Device” and allegedly comes with a huge battery to back up those energy-hungry displays.
The second device takes weird down a notch and is actually much like your regular Android slab. Presented as “Large Screen In One Hand,” the handset sports a high-res display and a thin bezel.
Finally, we have the third and last “Most Stylish” device with perks typical for Japan like splash resistance and some special secret functionality courtesy of a mystery jacket. The device has a quick to launch camera, and that wraps up all we know about it.
Luckily, MWC is right around the corner and we expect to see the new NEC models along with tons of other novelties, so stay tuned - our coverage begins in just a few days.