65-inch Android 'tablet' is more than a handful

A new 65-inch Android tablet prototype is living large as a demonstration of just how big you can get and still interact comfortably with touch-screen apps.

65-inch Android tablet demo
Take that, watermelon. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

Your average tablet looks like a pipsqueak next to a prototype 65-inch Android touch screen that was recently unveiled. It's not pocketable, but it is impressive.

Ardic Technology is the Turkish startup that created the monster. Powering the 1080p touch-screen behemoth does require docking with a normal-size Android Honeycomb tablet.

The prototype has two touch sensors that support simple gestures such as pinching and swiping. Future versions should be more sophisticated, with the addition of more touch sensors.

While a gigantic Android tablet has some obvious appeal for presentation-packing business users, what we really want to hear about is the gaming experience.

A demo video shows one of the creators taking on the Fruit Slice game. Whacking nearly life-size virtual bananas into bits looks like good fun. I can't wait to see Angry Birds in action.

According to a report in Engadget, Ardic is chatting with education and enterprise customers about putting the jumbo tablet into production.

What the prototype is missing is a snappy name. How about BFT (Big Friendly Tablet)? Or Megaxoom? Or maybe "Universe" would work, since it's astronomically bigger than a Samsung Galaxy.

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