Rockchip Unconventionals: An IFA Tale
FA 2010 certainly made the news. It made the blogs, it made the texts, it made the tweets. But what about the unsung heroes of, those brave, idiosyncratic devices that barely made it out of Stage One (getting noticed)? Rockchip had their own booth, of course, not just to debut their Supernova X1 3D PMP as well as their upcoming flagship Android-chip the RK2818, but also to showcase some of the more… eccentric ideas that don’t quite dabble in the realm of weird oddity, but come fairly close to toeing the line.
I am talking, of course, of the Android-powered smart-phone that will forever sit on the table, can’t go anywhere with you, and that when you talk to somebody on it, you don’t even want to be around the darn thing anyway. As you can see pictured above, Rockchip have pursued an interesting avenue of thought-experiment-realization with a standard, tethered-to-the-wall-socket phone that has embedded an LCD screen with the Android OS. So while you’re whiling away the hours going through some kind of hellishly labourious customer support answering service, you can browse the web over 3G.
Oh yeah, these things have 3G and an embedded webcam which makes for their most useful application: video calling. Pretty cool stuff. No details on tech specs or if this will even make it to market. More images after the break.