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2-23-2012 11-47-47 PM

Adding to the heap of pre-MWC goodies we've seen lately, NEC decided to show off three of their new Android-powered phones today in Japan, and if nothing else, the devices look interesting.

2-23-2012 11-47-47 PM

The first thing that jumps out is the strange gizmo on the far left – it appears to have 2 displays back to back (when folded), and is labeled as the "best cloud device," hinting at easier cloud connectivity. According to The Verge, the handset also has a super powered battery to keep both displays running.

Next is the "Large Screen in One-hand" phone which, as the label suggests, appears to have a luxuriously large screen. The phone also has a super-thin form factor, and a remarkably thin bezel, making it an extremely attractive device.

Finally, NEC showcased the "most stylish" handset, with a "fast-activating" camera, a handy resistance to water, and, as The Verge puts it, "expandable functionality with the addition of a special jacket." It's not clear what the "jacket" may look like, or how it will function, but we can expect to find out next week.

Overall, it looks like NEC has an attractive set of devices to share at MWC. Stay tuned, because we'll be covering all the details surrounding these new devices as they come out.

Via The Verge

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://twitter.com/Serotheo Simon

    These look awesome, well the third one looks average.. but the other two, they look fantastic.

  • Doods de los Reyes

    The dual-screen phone looks really interesting. Done right, it could introduce a different form factor to smartphones.

  • Calvin

    oh no having a nightmare of some other phone that was really crappy in the past that had 2 screens...

  • Dirty Little Burrito

    Battery life of two hours.

  • Dandmcd

    Hope their dual-screen design works a bit better than that Kyocera phone. I like the looks of it. This will probably never be released outside of Japan, but they sure do look nice.

    Is there any surprises left at all for MWC? Seem's we know nearly every phone that is coming out now!

  • Freak4Dell

    At least it looks like they got the 2 screen phone more right than Kyocera did, with a minimal bezel.

  • http://DualscreenPhones.com Louise

    Please don't say anything bad about the Kyocera Echo. It is one of the smartest phones which never hit big, all because of talk, talk, talk. How many of those criticizing the Kyocera Echo actually had it in their hands? Mostly, it had good reviews from users, like Michael Nace of the iPhone5News blog. Micahel Nace wrote about the Kyocera that his wife
    "LOVES the dual screen, as do I. It isn’t like those clam shell designs that people talk about; the screen sort of clicks out and unhinges in a graceful way, and clicks easily into place. I have to say that the hinge mechanism is incredibly well built, and shows absolutely no sign of wear. She likes it because she can fold out the dual screens and play video on it for our kids in the car, and they get a nice, big screen to look at. You can also set the phone up with the screens perpendicular to one another, so that it takes on the shape and ergonomics of a mini laptop."

    Coming from an Apple products review blogger, that is fair praise.

    Thanx for listening.

  • Joseph Nunya

    I don't know where they get their data on what the consumer wants. Do they just throw darts at a board?
    1. Large 5.5" screen
    2. Fast with large RAM that I can't fill up EVER
    3. Since the screen is HUGE make the battery huge as well and forget about slim. I don't care about slim. I want UNLIMITED battery life.
    4. I want excellent camera and video
    5. I want a SIM card so I can switch to a smaller phone if I need it for an evening.