Baidu, China’s search engine giant, will roll out a portable translation device that can listen and speak in several languages, targeting Chinese tourists traveling overseas.
Smaller than a typical smartphone, the translator can also be used as a portable Wi-Fi router. Baidu says the 140-gram device is able to operate on networks in 80 countries.
The Chinese company will kick off rentals and sales in China, targeting people traveling overseas for vacation or business. Baidu may also bring the product to Japan as early as next spring.