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3GSM: BenQ - A wide screen and mobile Internet tablet

benq mobile tablet

The Taiwanese manufacturer introduced during the MWC a prototype for a mobile Internet tablet. It aims to benefit from the strong growth foreseen on this market.

Shake n’ close

This MID (Mobile Internet Device), as BenQ calls it, is a tablet integrating a comfortable 4.8” touchscreen and a VGA camera in front for video call purposes. However, the terminal does own an interesting feature. Instead of minimizing numerous windows one by one, just shake the device and they disappear automatically. It’s a nice way to spare us from tedious manipulation.

An Intel platform

This prototype is based on Intel’s platform Menlow, which allows a complete Internet experience. The manufacturer talks about taking advantage of all the aspect of the web and all the main social networking websites like Flickr, Facebook or even YouTube, as this MID supports flash video.

Being a prototype, not all the technical specifications were given by BenQ. This MID is more of a demonstration of what the market will look like. According to analysts from IDC, the MID market will count 90 million mobile Internet tablet by 2012.