NEC apparently plans to roll out touch screen business hand-held


Not much info on this yet, but NEC is apparently preparing a mobile PC that’s reportedly as “capable as a personal computer” for business customers. The yet to be named device features three main buttons and a 7 to 8-inch LCD display (which appears to be a touch screen). Sorry, the small picture is all that’s available at this point.

NEC says the device boots up quickly and lets users boost productivity through accessing files and software through cloud computing. The company plans to start selling the device in Japan this autumn and wants to sell 100,000 to 200,000 units yearly. Eventually NEC hopes it can sell more than 1 million of the hand-helds each year.

NEC has lost the top spot among Japan’s PC makers to Fujitsu in August (16.2% market share to 16.0%). The company announced a whopping 48 new models last week.

Via Nikkei [registration required, paid subscription]