One of the hit products at Fujitsu’s booth at this year’s CEATEC exhibition (that’s currently taking place near Tokyo) was the so-called “Dual-Touchscreen Mobile Phone”. As the name suggests, it has no physical keyboard but boasts two screens instead, and it’s designed like a typical Japanese clamshell cell phone.
Technically, we have a 3.4-inch capacitive touchscreen on top and a 3.5-inch version on the bottom, with both displays having 480 x 960 resolution. The prototype Fujitsu currently shows at CEATEC uses Symbian as the OS, but if the phone ever gets commercialized (like the company’s Separate Keitai actually did after it was showcased at CEATEC 2008), Android appears to be an option.
One screen can be rotated by 90 degrees, and both screens switch between landscape and portrait modes automatically. What’s cool is that you can actually separate contents on both screens, for example using Twitter on top and checking emails on the bottom.
Here’s a video I took at the Fujitsu booth with an employee explaining some key points in English:
Here’s another clip: