Over the last year or so, we've seen smartphones grow from an average screen-size of roughly 3.5 inches to 4 or 4.5 inches. Many feel that these phones are inching closer to tablet territory than smartphones, but it's all relative, right? Well, if you're using NEC's X-Info Table as your frame of reference, you're probably a-okay with your phone being four or five inches in size.
NEC this week unveiled the X-Info table, a device it's describing as a "multi-touch tablet incorporated into a table." Measuring in at 52 inches and supporting 10-point multitouch (meaning you could have 10 fingers in there if you wanted to), the device also features a scanning function and digital camera, so you can scan documents and files. It weighs a grand total of 160kg (just over 350 pounds) and features a full HD 1920×1080 display, an Intel Core i7 CPU, 6GB of RAM, 3 x USB ports, GIS support and Windows 7.
NEC says its targeting all kinds of consumers with this one, but specifically mentions governments, universities and research institutions. The company has plans to start shipping the table in February of 2012.