Over the last decade, Japanese smartphone makers have effectively ignored the rest of the world, preferring to focus on their internal market. As a result, Panasonic, NEC, Sharp, and the other big Japanese smartphone makers are almost unknown to the Western public. But things are changing on the shores of the Far East.
Sony, the only manufacturer that kept the flag up for Japan, has recently divorced from its unhappy marriage with Ericsson and has promised to focus more on U.S. and Europe. Panasonic just announced the Eluga, a slimline 4.3-inch beast running Android that will be introduced next week, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And now it seems that Fujitsu [...]
In the past, Fujitsu said they did not have any plans of launching mobile phones outside Asia. However, this seems to change now with today’s report that the Japanese brand is planning to start selling their Android and Windows Phone based devices in Europe. Fujitsu will be debuting this at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday. After its Europe launch, the company will also be selling their devices to the US market by this year; if not in 2013.
As of this writing, we still don’t know if Fujitsu will be concentrating on selling Android or Windows Phone devices to the UK and US markets. This bit of information will have to be anticipated at the MWC. But for the moment, [...]
When it comes to technology, Fujitsu is one of those who have established a household name for itself. So when we found the brand’s latest roadmap, we only felt the excitement to share the upcoming Android tablets Fujitsu has in store for all its fans.
Based on this image we acquired from Android Community, Fujitsu has plans for two Android tablets this year. The first is a ‘Mainstream Android media tablet’which will arrive in the market in June 2012. With news about the upcoming Android 5.0 Jellybean, we can only hope that this budget tablet is powered by Android 4.0.
Another tablet Fujitsu has in store is a ‘detachable performance slate’ which, according to [...]
Fujitsu has just announced a new line of Android smartphones and tablets that are all waterproof. By using a waterproof Android device, you no longer have to worry about your unit accidentally getting wet. They’ve even demonstrated what will happen to the unit through a video (posted below).Fujitsu Smartphone
The waterproof Android smartphone has a 4-inch 480×800 AMOLED display screen covered by a Gorilla Glass front. Called slim, the phone is about 6.7mm thick. Unfortunately, it only has one camera at the back and runs on Android 2.3.Fujitsu Tablet
The waterproof Fujitsu tablet is a 10.1 inch, 16GB tablet equipped with 1GHz Dual-Core processor and [...]
We knew that the Motorola DROID RAZR won’t be the world’s thinnest smartphone forever. We just didn’t expect its title to be challenged so soon. And, the challenger? The Fujitsu ARROWS F-07D, which recently made the rounds for approval at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Filings at the FCC showed that the device is merely 6.7 millimeters thin. In comparison, the DROID RAZR is 0.4 mm thicker at 7.1 mm, whereas the difference is even more noticeable if you compare the ARROWS F-07D with the 9.3-mm Apple iPhone 4S.
The Fujitsu device also remains slim almost throughout its body, with no large hump at one end, like the ones [...]
Japanese news site Techon is reporting that Fujitsu Software Technologies Ltd and Japanese firm Macnica Inc (developer and marketer of semiconductors and network devices) have come up with something called the “Software Platform for Home Network Digital Photo Frame” based on Android. Why, I hear you ask? I think the real question is why not?
This photo frame is an example of a digital home appliance that incorporates Android as an embedded platform, allowing this product to go on display from the 13th of May at the 12th Embedded Systems Expo (ESEC2009) in Tokyo. Indeed, Macnica are taking the device along and are doing just that. This photo frame can add visual effects [...]
Hot on the heels of the leaked information regarding the Samsung “Houdini”, TMOToday bring forth further speculation about the possibility of an HTC developed netbook sporting Android, due for release on T-Mobile by the end of the year. The general sound of things suggests that the netbook will offer on-board 3G connectivity to make use of T-Mobile’s high-speed mobile internet network. Nothing concrete can be said about this info, and it is quite possible that these are just more netbook rumours gone wild. However, the leaked document regarding the Samsung “Houdini” from TMOToday looked pretty decent, and this supposedly comes from the same tipster. If anyone has more [...]
With the advent of a new operating system comes new jobs and new ideas. Android has taken the mobile phone industry by storm and due to its inherently flexible design and scalable nature, it is no surprise that there has been lots of chatter about its uses in Netbooks and other devices.
Fujitsu have announced their intent to spread the seed of Android and have set up a business model to “assist any other company looking to deploy the Android OS”. By my reckoning, Fujitsu are not a member of the Open Handset Alliance, which makes them an interesting choice for companies looking to use custom install builds and deployment strategies. Regardless, Fujitsu are raising the bar of [...]