Fujitsu just released their 10.1 inch Android tablet, and it seems like they’re trying to target business users. This tablet is beautiful with the fact that it’s powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.4GHz quad core processor. At the same time, the Fujitsu Stylistic M532/EA4 is also military-grade ruggedized for protection against high and/or extreme temperatures, and also has a very, very impressive 13.4 hours of battery life.
The tablet also boasts of a 2 mega pixel on the front for video calling and an 8 mega pixel camera on the back. The tablet will also have a few different built-in types of connectivity such as Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G. The tablet also has a number of different inputs such as a micro USB input, audio line in and out, a custom dock connector, and the usual memory card slot. It has a wonderful 1280 x 800 display for what it is intended for and also is running off Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. While it’s a new tablet and Jelly Bean is missing, this may be something that would turn people away. Still, I think that since this tablet was intended for business purposes many will not care at the fact that it does not have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While many want to have the latest tech, you really don’t need Jelly Bean for all of your business purposes.
Right now, the tablet is only available in Japan. Shipments outside of Japan are expected to begin starting in early October. While Fujitsu is still trying to make a name for themselves in the world of Android, we probably will not be seeing them really take off as it’s probably going to take quite some time before their devices actually become something recognizable and money worthy in North America. The last really cool thing Fujitsu was actually able to do, was a really cool LTE waterproof phone at the Mobile World Congress. That makes me really wonder as to what we’ll be seeing at this upcoming Mobile World Congress. I can’t really throw guesses out there, but I’m expecting a huge influx of waterproof handsets and new NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities.
I’m not really sure why we would need waterproof gadgets, aside from keeping them safe during accidents. I mean, can you really talk on the phone underwater without running out of breath rapidly? It is helpful if your phone gets dropped in something by accident (which is pretty unlikely most of the time), but I would really like to see some handsets that have more durability when you drop them. Just a personal preference there.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of Fujitsu’s stuff in the United States fairly soon, as they do have some really cool products that are worth giving a look at.
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source: android central
Update: Fujitsu representative wanted us to clarify some inaccuracies in this article. Please see below.
Allow us to clarify that the press release of Sept. 18 was specifically for the product announcement in Japan, with domestic shipments of the M532/EA4 starting in early October. The M532/EA4 has been available in Europe since June and in the US since August. By the way, waterproof gadgets are popular in Japan as people use them while relaxing in the bathtub, which many here prefer over taking a shower.