Here’s something new! The latest smartphone by NEC, the Medias W N-05E which is quite unlike any other handset around.
The Medias W N-05E is equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM as well as an 8.1 megapixel camera. The phone sports 16GB of storage space and also features a microSD card slot to extend the storage.
These are quite standard features nowadays, aren’t they? So what’s new about it?
The phone has two screens and is claimed to offer twice the fun. One would wonder why two screens. Apparently there’s a lot you can do with two screens. The most obvious advantage is that it can be transformed into a 5.6-inch tablet using the two 4.3-inch displays.
The cellphone has certain applications which are customized to fully utilize its dual screen capability. The e-mail application on the Medias allows you to view the inbox on screen and the mail preview on the other. Also, the mobile can be used in landscape mode wherein the entire bottom screen displays a keyboard for comfortable typing.
What if you don’t want that big a screen? The second screen is collapsible and can be folded when not in use. Or if you are watching a video, you can mirror it to the other screen and fold it to share the video with a friend opposite you.
Currently, the phone’s set to be launched only in Japan in the month of April 2013. Much would also depend on how it’s received by consumers and whether this dual-screen gimmick will bring in volume sales for the Medias.
However, the big screen keyboard and the video mirroring features could be a boon to users of the Nimbuzz application for both chatting and video chatting. What say!