NEC Personal Products Corporation announced the “Contents Browser LookClub series,” an information terminal with LCD screen and CD-ROM drive, on the 30th. The price is 68,250 yen (with tax).
Rather than urgently selling the product at a number of storefronts, NEC is focusing on direct sales to different groups. Also, it will not be available for purchase on NEC’s direct sale website, “NEC Direct.” The company plans on producing 4,000 units in the initial year, and will begin shipment in the latter part of June.
The LookClub series was designed with an emphasis on “seeing,” “reading,” and “hearing.” According to the NEC Personal Products DMS Division’s Group Manager, Yoshihiro Yamamura, it considered “to belong to neither PC nor PDA genres; this product is a new genre. It cannot edit and treat files like a PC, but it is suitable for reading images and other files. This is a bit like how the ‘play-only’ Walkman was introduced into a radio-cassette market requiring recording functions of all its products.”
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