Imerj and Frog show off a hybrid smartphone and tablet PC

Jun 24, 2011 by Katie Gatto weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- When you picture a hybrid Smartphone/ tablet PC do you think of a device that looks stunningly like a Nintendo DSi? If so then your mental picture matches the one from the design team at Imerj and Frog. They just released the information on their new hybrid machine and aside from its oddly familiar form factor it comes complete with some nice specs.

Each side of the fold has its own screen. The individual screens are each 4-inches, when the device is opened and they work as a tablet the screen havs a combined diagonal of about 6-inches and a total resolution of 800 x 960. The screens themselves are made of Gorilla Glass, which means that they are likely to be able to withstand the daily wear and tear that all mobile phones must endure at the hands of their end users. This puts it on par with a wide range of non-HD tablet PCs currently on the market. The system features 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 32GB of internal storage, with the Android 2.3 OS installed by default. This means that the device will be able to store the wide variety of apps it will have access to in its native app marketplace.

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The device has no formal name, at this point is only designation in the company is "2-in-1 smartpad." Currently the device is only in its prototype stage and no information on availability and pricing has been made available at this time. The company has said that it expects to release a Software Development Kit for this device in the next couple of months.

Imerj said that in the coming months it will release a specific to the device so developers can take advantage of its unique set up.

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jwalkeriii
not rated yet Jun 24, 2011
Where's my Earth: Final Conflict "Global" communicator?
Squeezle42
not rated yet Jun 25, 2011
Even I am slightly impressed.
poof
not rated yet Jun 26, 2011
what the hell, its just a nintendo ds ripoff.