A rather odd device graced the Rockchip booth at the recently concluded IFA 2010: a smartphone for your desk. We’re talking 3G connectivity, Android OS and a LCD touchscreen here. Let’s not forget to mention the webcam.
Of course, don’t forget the usual accoutrements like a dull old-school handset and speakerphone functionality. Done.
What’s the big deal, you ask?
The question has fueled much analysis among bloggers. On the one hand, if you’re scrutinizing the pic we provided you might be staring at an upcoming product that allows you to phone people and browse the web at the same time. This scores high on our very own neat-o-meter.
Or maybe the clincher isn’t the phone itself, but the chip inside that’s running the Android OS. Perhaps Rockchip wants a manufacturer somewhere to realize their smart-desk idea and buy the necessary chips? How about we wait for a full-fledged press release from the chip makers themselves to shed light on their future intentions? Okay, so we wait.
Via Slashgear and Mp4Nation