Fujitsu and tablet PCs have known each other for a long time. In fact, long enough for the Japan based company to come back and have another try at the segment that is absolutely booming. However, the company is adopting a slightly unconventional route to chart out its tablet strategy in its comeback bid. It is planning to launch a tablet PC running Windows 7, ignoring the lukewarm response that Windows 7 powered tablets have received.
Having said that, what also has to be mentioned is that Fujitsu is going for a marked change in its strategy as far as its tablet is concerned. Fujitsu is hedging its tablet plans on the new Intel Atom Oak Trail Z670 processor that has been designed specifically to power tablet-like devices. The processor is believed to have better battery and performance characteristics, which happens to be the bane of the Windows 7 tablets which until now have been built around Intel Atom processors. However, Fujitsu is not too eager to reveal many other details on the upcoming tablet except that it will have a 2 GB RAM, cameras integrated in the front and the back of the device, weighing 1.5 pounds and will include a 10.1 inch touchscreen display. The yet unnamed tablet will also include a two and four cell user replaceable battery, though it’s too early to specify how long they would last.
Fujitsu is also keen to tap the Android tablet market and is in the process of developing an Android tablet as well, which will be based on the Honeycomb version. However, the tablet is expected to reach markets only towards the end of the year though the tablet running Windows 7 will be ready for a market launch towards the early part of the second quarter. Meanwhile, there is also talk of the company having made it to the CES with a prototype of the Windows tablet along with another interesting concept, a waterproof tablet.
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