NEC was the first manufacturer to bring 3G devices to the UK. Back in the early 2000s, when the network 3 first launched, the likes of the e606 were touted as the future though didn't take off in the droves hoped for because of their literal comparison to a brick (so big, they wouldn't even fit in a clown's pocket!)
We don't hear too much from them these days - but at least in Japan, punters are about to get a treat with three new Android devices unveiled.
One in particular looks seriously innovative - the one NEC has helpfully tagged Best Cloud Device, with its dual screens and ability to fold. Another, the one NEC refers to as Large Screen in One Hand looks a bit like a Galaxy Note-type hybrid, whereas the third is tagged The Most Stylish. Because, we presume, NEC reckons it looks stylish.
There's not that much known about them other than that other than that they run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and are LTE-enabled (great for America, not so much for us) and, despite the fact that the Best Cloud Device looks nice and slim, it apparently has a haaaayyyuge battery to manage both screens. Sweeet.
Despite their decidedly Japan-only history so far, this trio of Android handsets are due to be unveiled at MWC in Barcelona next week, most probably as part of NEC's Medias range. Let's just hope they find their way to Blighty - if so, we'd even be willing to forgive NEC's quietness over the last eight or so years.
Via The Verge