It looks as though competition may be heating up for Estari’s 2-VU dual touchscreen laptop. Canovo also recently announced their plans for a dual touchscreen Tablet/notebook. The Canovo dual touchscreen Tablet/notebook will let users customize their computing experience.
The Canovo looks normal (pictured above), but you see the keyboard can be replaced with another touchscreen. Martin Regtien of DigitalReviews Network spoke firsthand with Valerio Cometti, managing director of V12 Design in Milan, Italy and here is what he had to say.
"V12 design has developed the concept and the design of the Canova Notebook nearly two years ago. The project captured the attention of a European computer manufacturer and together with its Taiwanese sister company, they started the development of the electronics.
The complexity of the fully custom made electronic components has slowed down the development of the product as a whole. So unfortunately at the moment I cannot provide you with a working sample and not even with a more detailed spec sheet.
But let me give you this update on a different subject: in April this year, during the Design Week – Salone del Mobile, here in Milan, V12 Design will unveil the long awaited new TV set from Brionvega, the iconic electronic manufacturer form the ‘60s and ‘70s. Sales will start in September ’07, but it’s supposed to be the hottest piece of design of the year. This is going to be the first product of a new range, and our activity will regard also Seleco, the mother company, for which we are currently working on a really innovative product, you might see at the next IFA in Berlin."
The Canovo dual touchscreen Tablet/notebook is innovative thinking indeed, but as of now that is all it is. This machine is a work in progress and there is no word on when it will be available or how much it will cost. I’m sure when it does hit the market Italy will see it first and who knows about us folks in the U.S.
Thanks to DigitalReviews Network