Panasonic announces VIERA tablet, coming in 4" to 10" variety
Panasonic also jumps on the tabletwaggon. The Japanese company just announced its VIERA tablet “witha small touch screen LCD display” that is set to make an appearancein Japan in less than two hours. “Small” varies as the tabletwill be offered in several models starting from a 4” model andranging to the not so small 10 inch version. The slate will featureGoogle's Android and is expected to be closely integrated withPanasonic's VIERA TV lineup.
The tablet will be the company's firststep in a move to cloud-based services like video streaming ande-books. The VIERA tablets will have prototype displayed at the show.One form of integration with the Viera TV lineup is using the tabletas a sub-screen for images and related information. The VIERA tabletswill also be shock resistant.
Take a look at Panasonic's vision forthe device, which will allow to:
“(1) EnjoyIPTV services such as VIERA Connect* online video-on-demand andinteractive services
(2) Useit intuitively as a "visual remote control" to operate TVincluding switching channels
(3) Viewsports scenes from different angles as a sub-screen
(4)Communicate via social network services (SNS) while watching TV
(5) Enjoythe advantage of e-commerce, ordering suggested items related to theTV contents by shopping online on the tablet.”