In addition to its gender-obsessed Floral Kiss range, Fujitsu has announced a gabble of Windows 8 form factors for its Japanese clientele. One of the more curious additions is the Esprimo FH98/JD all-in-one PC, which lets you pan across Microsoft’s new UI using the very same eye-tracking technology we played with at CEATEC. There’s also a slightly refreshed version of the 14-inch FMV Lifebook UH75 last seen running Windows 7 at CeBIT, which persists in its claim to be the “world’s thinnest Ultrabook” at 15.6mm. Two more Lifebooks make similar promises in their respective non-Ultrabook weight categories — the 13.3-inch SH76/J and the 15.6-inch AH78/JA, which both stretch to around 20mm at their thickest points. At the back of the convoy comes the 10-inch waterproof Arrows Tab Wi-Fi, which was already draped in Windows 8 colors when we went hands-on a few weeks back. It’s mostly academic unless you’ll be in Japan after October 26th, but the source link has plenty more pics and specs.
Fujitsu has just revealed its Windows 8 lineup for the Japanese market, and top billing goes to the new “Floral Kiss” Ultrabook, which the manufacturer claims was built “under the direction” of its female employees in order to an entice an equally female audience. At heart, it’s just a regular Core i5 notebook with a 500GB hard drive, but the womanliness is all in the presentation. There are subtle color schemes like “feminine pink” and “luxury brown” to choose from and every laptop comes with pre-installed Windows 8 apps including a digital scrapbook for collecting website bookmarks, a diary and a daily horoscope checker. This almost oppressively enticing bundle will hit stores on November 2nd, with some sort of premium designer version arriving a few weeks later. As for the exact price, that’ll be determined by retailers in Japan and by how good your husband is at haggling.
CEATEC isn’t exactly the first place you’d expect a new notebook to turn up, but Fujitsu’s booth had a bit of a surprise on the laptop front. The Japanese company had its Lifebook UH75 Ultrabook on display running Windows 8. That OS is the real news here: no other real specs beside the 14-inch screen we already knew about. Fujitsu said this machine will launch alongside its new Arrows Tab sometime in late October or November. Check out our video hands-on below the break.
We got a look at Fujitsu’s Arrows Tab at CEATEC last year, and the 10.1-inch tablet is making an appearance yet again — this time running Windows 8 rather than Android Honeycomb. Exact specs were MIA, but the slate sports a front-facing camera along with a rear-facing shooter, plus a micro-USB port and a microSD card slot. Rather than the shiny plastic backing we saw last year, this device has a slightly textured, metallic finish, and it sports much sharper corners than the earlier version’s more curved design.
A booth worker did confirm that the Arrows Tab is waterproof like last year’s model, and while he wouldn’t provide exact availability, he said the tablet will launch within the October-November time frame. Last year’s Arrows Tab F-01 LTE debuted on NTT DoCoMo, and given Japan’s penchant for hydrophobic gadgets, it’s safe to say that the device will be targeted at this country in particular. Head past the break for a quick video hands-on.
Fujitsu’s keeping its IFA 2012 presence relatively low-key, holding off on any new major tablet or mobile announcements. So while we may have already seen its Windows 8 Stylistic Q702 and LifeBook T902 in Hong Kong last week, there is still one product the company’s trotting out here in Berlin: the Esprimo X. Planned for a late year launch, this All-in-one also runs Redmond’s latest OS and packs Intel’s third-generation vPro chipset (up to Core i5 configurations) for the enterprise set. The slim PC features an adjustable touch display, which can even be laid out completely flat across any surface, a proximity sensor for power saving management, in addition to face recognition tech for an added layer of security. No other details on this AIO have yet to be disclosed — the company’s retaining those fuller spec bits for its release — so stay tuned for our first impressions from the showfloor.
Fujistu has launched a number of interesting smartphones recently, unfortunately they have only been available in Japan, and now according to a recent report by Unwired View, we may see a new high end Fujitsu device at MWC 2012, which is intended to be sold outside of Japan.
According to the report, this new Fujitsu Android smartphone will come with a 4.6 inch touchscreen display and it will be powered by NVIDIA’s quad core Tegra 3 processor.
The device is also reported to come with the latest version of Google’s OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a 13.1 megapixel sensor camera, which certainly sounds impressive.
The device is also reported to be water resistant and dust resistant, and will also apparently feature some sort of fingerprint sensor, it certainly sounds interesting.
As soon as we get some more information on this new high end Android smartphone from Fujitsu, we will let you guys know, we should have some more details next week and also some photos, as the device is expected to be launched at MWC 2012.
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Fujitsu have announced a new addition to their range of Android tablets this week with the launch of their new Fujitsu Stylistic M350/CA2 Android tablet in Japan, later this month.
The new Fujitsu tablet is the same as the recently launched in Hong Kong back in September, and the Stylistic M350/CA2 Android tablet is equipped with a high-resolution 7-inch WSVGA 1024 x 600 pixel display, and is powered by a battery that is capable of provide the devices enough juice to keep it going for up to six hours.
The Fujitsu tablet weighs approximately 420g and has been designed with different character input modes: numeric keypad, QWERTY, and hand-writing recognition if required. Its also equipped with Fujitsu’s unique “NX! Input powered by ATOK” character input technology, especially designed for high speed and high accuracy kanji character recognition.
The Stylistic M350/CA2 tablet will be supplied running Android Gingerbread as its operating system, and has bend assigned to be used in a multitude of different scenarios including: a mobile sales terminal, as a handset for displaying digital catalogs within retail stores, and as an e-book reader in a classrooms.
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We’ve been hitting Fujitsu phones for a while, looking in awe at the super-thin gear that remained firmly in the hands of the Japanese. Fortunately the Consumer Electronics Show is the perfect time for the company to further tease us with a product that might just make a trip to the west. Yesterday we got our mitts onto the Arrows Mu and today we’ve got a really special exclusive: a first look at the prototype of the quad-core packing Arrows super-phone. So, what delights are tucked inside and is this going to be the phone of 2012? Head on past the break to find out.
If you’re familiar with Fujitsu’s AH572 and S761/C laptops, then you’ll certainly recognize the similarities on their Japanese cousins. On the left we have the beastly 15.6-inch AH77/E, which sports an Intel Core-i72670QM processor (2.20-3.10GHz), 750GB hard drive, 8GB RAM, Blu-ray drive and a handy circular scrolling pad. We dig the slanted keys and their color-accented sides (combinations include black on red, white on black and black on blue), and likewise with the removable dust trap near the heatsink on the bottom side, though the already-discounted price of ¥175,320 ($2,284) is rather steep for a machine lacking a dedicated graphics card — you get an Intel HD Graphics 3000 instead.
If you’re looking for something lighter than the 2.9kg AH series, then consider the SH76/E: at 1.34kg, it’s one of the lightest 13.3-inch laptops that come with an internal DVD drive. Specs include a Core i5-2520M chip (2.5GHz-3.2GHz), 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, the same circular scrolling pad, the same dust trap and an impressive 13.7-hour battery life. Like its international cousin, the SH76/E can also swap its optical drive for a pico projector or a weight-saver frame. With the exception of the flimsy and duller display compared to the AH model’s, the SH’s overall build quality was satisfactory. However, Fujitsu wants ¥161,820 ($2,110) for its latest portable laptop, so you might want to customize it with cheaper components on the company’s Japanese website (choosing a 500GB HDD would save you about $980, for instance). Both models will be available in a week’s time.
First rule of expensive electronics 101 is don’t get’em wet. For the Japanese, however, a waterproof gadget option’s a welcome value-add to time spent soaking in that ofuro. We first got a sneak peek at DoCoMo’s H2O-resistant LTE Fujitsu tablet just last week, and now the company’s making the announcement official. Joining the Arrows Tab LTE F-01D on the carrier’s new 4G Xi (read: Crossy) network is our good Samsung friend, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D. Both slates are set to hit the operator’s Japanese airwaves next month, with Sammy’s bowing in early October and Fujitsu’s model landing a few weeks later. While we’re already privy to all the internal guts and glory of the former tab, we finally have some spec confirmation on the Arrows. The 10.1-incher boasts a WXGA display, dual-core processor running Android 3.2, 1.3 megapixel front-facing / 5 megapixel rear camera setup, up to 32GB of storage and that ever useful waterproofing. Try not to be too jealous, statesiders — there’s always that glimmer of FCC filing hope.
If you have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Windows Phone Mango, you will be pleased to know that a Fujitsu IS12T device may now available to pre-order and is hoped will start shipping on August 25th.
The Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was spotted on a display stand in the Biccamera Yurakucho Tokyo store, but it is thought that these devices might be dummy devices. If true the new Fujitsu IS12T will be the first Windows Phone running the new Mango operating system that was first unveiled by Microsoft last October. Even though the new Window Phone Mango update and device were officially expected to land sometime inSeptember.
Microsoft has been working hard with it hardware vendors to make certain smartphones available for the release of its Windows Phone Mango operating system. Over the next couple of months you can expect the Microsoft advertising machine to step up in to top gear to push out the new Mango Windows Phone update together with a range of smartphones from the new Nokia Microsoft partnership.
You can view a video showing the Fujitsu IS12T Windows Phone Mango Smartphone in action here.
Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications has only been in existence as Japan’s number two mobile company (behind Sharp) for a short time, but it appears even a decent earnings report wasn’t enough for Toshiba to stay in the business. While the joint venture prepares to release the au IS12T WP7 handset running Mango Fujitsu, Fujitsu is preparing to buy out Toshiba’s 19.9 percent stake and take sole ownership in 2012. Toshiba may not be the only Japanese tech giant taking a step back, as Hitachi is considering following Pioneer and exiting the TV biz stage left. As price competition squeezes out all but the largest manufacturers and even Sony feels the pinch, Hitachi is considering outsourcing the brand to overseas manufacturers. Neither announcement should put brakes on hardware we’ve been anticipating, but that REGZA phone or Wooo television you just dropped a few yen on could become a vintage item very soon.
Earlier we heard that Microsoft had released Windows Phone 7 Mango to manufacturing, and now we have the first Windows Phone 7 mango handset to be announced, the Fujitsi Toshiba IS12T Windows Phone 7 handset which is headed for KDDI in Japan.
The Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T will hit KDDI in Japan in September, and it is the first smartphone to be announced with Windows Phone 7 Mango, it comes with a 3.7 inch touchscreen display with an 800 x 480 resolution, and it features a Qualcomm MSM8655 processor.
Other features on the Fujitsu Toshiba IS12T include a 13.3 megapixel camera and 32GB of built in storage, and as you can see from the photos above it will come in a range of colors.
That machine looming large at the top of this page is Fujitsu’s LifeBook T901 tablet PC and it’s now for sale in the US of A. Powered by an Intel Core i5-2520M processor, the T901 features a 13.3-inch, 1280 x 768 LCD that supports NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics. The display also rocks an active digitizer, though you’ll have to pay an additional $100 for the dual digitizer that enables five-finger capacitive multitouch. For those in need of some extra life, there’s a modular bay that allows you to swap in a second battery or hard drive, along with an integrated fingerprint sensor that’ll keep your kids away from your precious TPS reports. Prices start at $1899, so hit the source link if you’re interested in adding an yet another tactile dimension to your digital existence.
Being that doomsday and the robotapocalypse are nearing quickly, now seems an appropriate time to gaze into the future of laptop design, right? Well, maybe those anomalies aren’t actually around the corner, but you know us — we always fancy a warm cup of concept tea. Designer Park Hyun Jin over at Yanko recently posted some renders of the Fujitsu Lifebook X2, a laptop that allows for two orientations thanks to its four folds. The design features a full QWERTY keyboard that can used when the notebook is folded out in full, as well as a half-folded option with an onscreen keyboard, pictured above. Naturally, we’d love for this concept design to become a reality, but we can’t wrap our brains around the seam between the two screens. Well actually, we could probably get used to it.
Cords suck. They tangle, they get lost, they’re never long enough, and you never have the kind you need. Indeed, wireless displays are nothing new — but when you hear “wireless display,” you typically think that they’ve managed to cut the video cable alone. Well, Fujitsu’s taken it one step further here at CeBIT this week, throwing together what it claims to be the world’s first totally wireless desktop display — no video, no power. The imagery is handled via wireless USB and can connect to any appropriately-equipped PC, while the juice is sucked in using a newly-minted proposed standard for wireless power delivery called SUPA (developed with the likes of Fraunhofer) that can function over wide surface areas — in this case, an entire desk. Right now it’s just the display, but it’s easy to imagine how phones, laptops, tablets, and anything else that requires continuous power or a quick, convenient recharge could benefit from this arrangement rather than needing a special mat (which is, of course, corded) lying around. Fujitsu tells us that SUPA can deliver about 25 watts in its current incarnation, which isn’t going to keep your gaming PC going — but it’ll certainly handle your typical handheld device (or, in this case, a 22-inch monitor).
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