Fujitsu Arrows F-07D

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…

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…

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…

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…