Korea’s KT telecommunications provider was showing off a new device that takes three popular devices and makes the work as one. The project called, “Spider Concept” combines the Spider smartphone running the Android Gingerbread operating system with a custom user interface. Take any other peripherals and connect it to the Spider phone and you have a smartphone that can work like a handheld gaming device, tablet computer and laptop all in one. This concept could be intriguing to those that have one of each of these devices and would like to gain the power of having them all work as one device.
The Android powered Spider smartphone comes with a huge 4.5-inch screen at 1280 x 800 resolution and a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm processor. The phone sports an 8MP camera on the back and a 3MP camera on the front side that capture in full HD with 16GB of internal memory for storing images and video. This phone is just the power center for all of the devices and all you have to do is insert the phone into the tablet, laptop or gaming device shell and the phone does all the rest.
When you put the phone into the tablet shell, you immediately get a 10.1-inch screen device called the Spider PAD. Take the phone and put it into the laptop shell and you get a larger, unknown screen size a full QWERTY keyboard and a USB drive for a mouse or other add-on device. The other device the phone powers is the gaming device. Take the phone and put it into the gaming kit and you have yourself a clone of the Playstation Portable gaming system. With a D-pad on the right and four other buttons on the left and it’s all controlled via the Spider smartphone.
The launch for the KT Spider Concept has not been confirmed, but is expected to be this year in Korea. There hasn’t been any information regarding the price of the Spider Concept kit or whether or not you will see the system launched internationally. The company did say they will be watching closely how the device launches locally in Korea before it decides to whether it will make sense to launch it internationally.