NEC N-01A, a high-tech transformer phone
The new NEC N-01A is itself a proud owner of a 854 x 480 pixels screen, a 5.2MP camera and HSDPA connectivity. But what really makes it newsworthy is its design and the fact that it comes with three different styles: Touch Style, Share Style and Communication Style.
The large display of N-01A can be swiveled in two ways: at 180 degrees or at 90 degrees. In the first case, you get a pretty normal slider phone (if a WVGA display can go as being normal). In the second case, after the display is swiveled, you get a phone that looks to be perfect for watching mobile TV (thanks to the built-in 1Seg tuner), for taking clear, sharp photos with that 5.2MP autofocus camera, or for browsing the Web.
We first saw the N-01A at the beginning of October, when NTT DoCoMo announced its new line-up of handsets, but there were only few details about it then, and its ability to be transformed the way described above was not known.
NEC N-01A will be on sale in Japan starting November 21, as part of NTT DoCoMo’s Prime line-up of handsets. Its price was not revealed yet, but something tells me it won’t be an affordable one.