It's a beast, although the removable battery is an idea, the battery is fairly big to be lugging round a spare.
The scanning program is novel though.
Watch and calculator-purveyor Casio is set to enter the tablet space with a flourish with the launch of the Paper Writer, a 10.1in device featuring document scanning functionality which could appeal to business travellers. The tablet features two five megapixel cameras and is powered by an as-yet-unnamed 1.5Ghz dual-core …
Odd company Casio. Everyone knows them as a watch and calculator manufacturer, but every now and then they make a foray into a completely new market. Back in the 1980s it was electronic instruments, not only the cheap and cheeful home keyboard market but the higher end stuff as well. They had a nice line in digital synthesisers (the CZ, VZ and FZ series) that were quite innovative and distinct from the FM based crap that was popular at the time. The later FZ series also had full sampling capabilities, at a time when FM had given way to tediously limited machines like the Korg M-1.
I bought a Casio EX-S500 Camera in 2005 because it had mpeg4 recording at an really good price long before any other manufacturer within my price range for a point and shoot.
Two years later they even provided a firmware update to use allow the use of sdhc cards (they didn't exist when I bought the camera). I seriously doubt most other camera companies would bother to do provide an update two years down the line. It's still working perfectlytoday, I just need a new battery because mine doesn't hold much charge anymore, but I'm not going to blame Casio for that.
Every now and again Casio really do drop bombshells on their competition, lets hope this is another one.
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