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CEATEC 2008

CEATEC 2008
Japan's CEATEC Exhibition opened on Tuesday. Here's our gallery of the best gadgets on show
CEATEC 2008
CEATEC, which runs from 30th September until 4th October is Asia’s largest consumer electronics Expo. The event, in the Tokyo suburb of Chiba features over 800 exhibitors and will attract 210,000 guests.
CEATEC 2008
Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo is showing a prototype mobile phone, which can be separated into to two halves, a detachable screen and a touchscreen keypad.
CEATEC 2008
The ‘Separate Keitai’ (mobile) allows the user to use one half for one task, such as watching TV or playing MP3s, while keeping the other half to use as a phone. The two units are attached with a magnet, and communicate via BlueTooth. (Getty Images)
CEATEC 2008
Toshiba is showing off its prototype methanol fuel cell phone. The fuel cell battery charger for mobile phones, provides twice the normal use time of a standard lithium ion battery. (Getty Images)
CEATEC 2008
Nissan Motor unveiled a prototype model robot, the ‘Biomimetic Car Robot Drive’ or BR23C, that uses a laser range finder to detect objects within 2.2 metres and avoid them. The robot is part of Nissan’s research into car safety, with the robot being able to react to objects in a 180 degree radius, including objects that suddenly appear in front of it. (Getty Images)
CEATEC 2008
Murata Electronics also unveiled a new robot, the 'Murata-seiko-chan'. This unicycle robot is capable of staying upright while moving and while standing still, and also has collision detection. (Getty Images)
CEATEC 2008
Sony’s OLED technology is getting more and more attention, but it is also getting thinner. At CEATEC, the company demonstrated an OLED screen that is just 0.3 mm thick at its thinnest point. (Crunchgear.com)
CEATEC 2008
This scale model of a ‘car-on-rails’ is among the more unconventional gadgets on show at CEATEC.
CEATEC 2008
This Konica Minolta communications headset uses 802.11a/b/g to send and receive video and audio. The headset includes a display screen, mic, camera and earpiece, with a separate central control unit.
CEATEC 2008
CEATEC also includes new technology that is ready to come to market. Sony president Sony, Ryoji Chubachi is seen here with the new Bravia ZX1 series LCD TV which is only 9.9 mm thick. (Getty Images)
CEATEC 2008
Sharp also unveiled a new LCD TV series, the Aquos X series, with 65 inch screen featuring 1 million to 1 contrast ratio and new energy saving features. (Getty Images)
CEATEC 2008
JVC showed the latest model and a prototype model of its digital camcorder 'Everio' series. (Getty Images)