So a lot of you thought I was joking when I said at CES in January that waterproof devices, not 3d devices, would be the big thing this year. We’ve seen a lot of those now. We saw Fujitsu’s waterproof honeycomb tablet at CES and Panasonics new waterproof Eluga phone at Mobile World Congress. Not to mention a handful of waterproof or water resistant accessories and a number of other phones.
Now we’ve got Fujitsu’s new waterproof F12arc. This new phone from Fujitsu comes out of the box with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Did we mention that it’s waterproof?
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The Fujitsu beast is also running on the ever so popular quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.4ghz. It has a 4.6 inch display with 1280×720 resolution. Fujitsu has reported that the F12arc is 4G/LTE compatible but according to everything else we’ve learned from MWC, the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip doesn’t support 4G/LTE.
The rear camers is 13.1 mega pixels for those of you shooting billboards and bus backs from your smartphone. It’s also capable of HD video.
The design is reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or more so the Samsung Nexus S. We expect that we’ll see this phone on DoCoMo in Japan however nothing in regards to the U.S. has been announced, so we’ll have to wait and see.