NEC's V601N: Japan's First TV Cell Phone
(From the WWJ Team, November 27, 2003)
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It's sassy, not clunky - but analog only. If this sounds like an ode to Japan's first Tellycelly, please make your call swift: The TV will only run about an hour before the batteries poop, but the sales potential is, we think, killer. Vodafone's V601N from NEC, on sale in December, follows Japan's long consumer electronics tradition; namely, a cool, high-tech gadget that will sell at a premium by the truckload. Watch the tube (no pesky packet fees), grab screen shots and capture live video from broadcast programs, access TV guides via browser, and use it as a remote to control your karaoke machine. Watch our exclusive WWJ video clip of the 'next big thing' in action at Vodafone's October press conference when the unit was introduced.