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The folks at Fujitsu just launched a laptop that takes direct aim at grandparents. It's called Grannote (it's a Lifebook AH90/P) and it's intended for "mature adults, primarily around 60 years of age," the Japanese PC maker says. How do you tailor a laptop for the 60-year-old and over crowd? You start with a "clean design that resonates with mature sensibilities," or something like that. It takes a bit of persistence to wade through Fujitsu's marketing jargon, but straight to the point, the Grannote is a notebook with user friendly features that senior citizens who aren't particularly tech savvy... Read more...
This has been quite the week for new product announcements, in large part because of the Computex Taipei convention in Taiwan, but also because Intel rolled out its Haswell refresh. Walking in line with the latter, Fujitsu unveiled a new lineup of FMV series PCs, one of which it claims is the world's thinnest Ultrabook. The Ultrabook in question is the Lifebook UH90/L, and though it's extremely slender, that isn't the only eye-popping feature. Fujitsu squeezed a 14-inch wide format display into a standard 13-inch form factor body, but the real treat is that the panel utilizes IGZO technology to... Read more...
If Microsoft was hoping for a ringing endorsement for Windows 8, it won't find one from Fujitsu, Japan's largest provider of computer services. On the contrary, Fujitsu pointed the finger directly at the touch-friendly operating system, blaming Windows 8 as part of the reason why the PC maker will miss its annual shipment target for computers. While speaking with reporters in Tokyo, Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto cited "weak" demand for Windows 8 as one of the reasons why PCs aren't selling the way they should be, Businessweek reports. He also brought up the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe as... Read more...
A few years back, you could hardly talk about electronics without hearing some "green" slant. Eco-friendly this, and energy-efficient that. Nowadays, green is still "in," but it's not spoken of with nearly the same amount of vigor. That Fujitsu's making green sexy again, and its new technology truly is impressive. The company announced this week that it has created the industry's first recycling system that collects used CDs and DVDs at Fujitsu Group recycling centers and reuses the plastic in the bodies of notebook PCs. Fujitsu began using this recycled plastic for part of the front panel of its... Read more...
Fujitsu seems to be fully embracing dual-use scenarios these days, and rather than promote tablets over notebooks or vice versa, the company just unveiled a couple of products that pull double-duty as either one. These include the Stylistic Q702 business hybrid tablet and the Lifebook T902 convertible laptop. The Q702 is  powered by a 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor (Ivy Bridge) and weighs 1.88 pounds. It has an 11.6-inch AH-IPS HD display, a 64GB or 128GB mSATA solid state drive, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of system memory, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI output, SD/SDHC card slot,... Read more...
Sometimes, other nations get to have all of the fun. And in this case, it's Japan. The country is home to some of the world's most amazing technological innovations, and the new Fujitsu Arrows X is certainly one of those. It's the country's first quad-core LTE Tegra phone, boasting NVIDIA's Tegra 3, an LTE radio (supported on NTT DoCoMo's Xi network), a 1280x720 display, one-seg TV tuner, Felicia, a fingerprint sensor and Fujitsu’s own Human Centric Engine. To top it off, Fujitsu’s new flagship device is water- and dustproof. There's no word on a price just yet, but it should be available... Read more...
Even as the world digitizes more and every day, paper products--receipts, business cards, bills, and so on--are still an ever-present reality, which is why Fujitsu has its handy family of portable ScanSnap scanners. The latest member is the ScanSnap S1300i, which boasts some new productivity features, the ability to scan to mobile devices, and support for scanning directly to cloud services such as Dropbox. The device is compatible with both Macs and PCs, can run on USB power, and is rated for 12 double-sided color pages per minute. It features automatic quality selection, Mark Text to turn highlighted... Read more...
Fujitsu decided to kick off the summer with a pair of Lifebok Ultrabook devices: the 13.3-inch Lifebook UH572 for home consumers, and 14-inch LifeBook U772 designed for dudes and dudettes donning a business suit. Both models are powered by Intel's 3rd Generation Core processor line, otherwise known as Ivy Bridge. The 14-inch model is distinguishable by its frameless WXGA HD Crystal View display with edge-to-edge viewing and support for an optional port replicator for easy docking/connecting with an external monitor, mouse, and/or keyboard, Fujitsu says. It has a 0.69-inch profile, 3.15-pounds of... Read more...
Fujitsu is chasing after business users living in Japan with its new and weirdly named Stylistic M350/CA2 Android tablet. It's a 7-inch slate Fujitsu recommends for a variety of enterprise applications, such as a portable tablet for pitching business presentations to clients, a digital display terminal for retail stores, or for use in schools, each of which is accompanied by a goofy marketing picture. Marketing nonsense aside, this is a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) tablet with a WSVGA (1024x600) touchscreen display that weighs 420 grams. It has a mini-HDMI port, built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 512MB... Read more...
Concerned about voltage and SRAM? Your nerd card is approved. Fujitsu Semiconductor and SuVolta have demonstrated the ultra-low voltage operation of SRAM down to ~0.4V, which is just staggering in perspective. The low-voltage operation of SRAM (static random access memory) blocks down to 0.425V by integrating SuVolta's PowerShrink low-power CMOS platform into Fujitsu Semiconductor's low-power process technology. By reducing power consumption, these technologies will make possible the ultimate in "ecological" products in the near future. Technology details and results will be presented at the 2011... Read more...
It seems like every one these days has a tablet to offer. Sony, Apple, ViewSonic...you name it. But now, another name is jumping into the ring. Fujitsu. It's a company that has strayed from the general consumer space in recent years, but they're certainly crashing the party with a new LTE tablet. The Arrows Tab LTE (F-01D) is slated to land first in Japan this October, bringing LTE to a market that has thrived on advanced telecommunications. We suspect that it won't be long before it passes to other markets as well. But the LTE inside is only half of what makes this particular slate so lustworthy.... Read more...
Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications has unveiled the first smartphone that will ship natively with Microsoft’s upcoming “Mango” build of Windows Phone which was just release to manufacturers a few days ago, also known officially as Windows Phone 7.5. At events in Tokyo at the KDDI Designing Studio and at the Aichi Prefecture in Nagoya, Japan, the cryptically-named IS12T smartphone was shown off to analysts and the public. The IS12T features a 3.7” multi-touch screen, 13.2 megapixel camera, integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and 32GB of storage. The phone will be available... Read more...
For the past few years, display manufacturers of every stripe have been singing the praises of 3-D displays and their various levels of support for the nascent standard. Consumers, unfortunately, haven't been playing along. Despite marketing initiatives, high-profile film releases, and prominent support for 3-D gaming from the likes of Sony and Nvidia, 3-D isn't catching very well. TV manufacturers are grappling with some of the same difficulties that've slowed down Blu-ray adoption. It took various manufacturers and the FCC decades to create an HDTV broadcast standard that satisfied the government's... Read more...
There was a fantastic little device, launched years ago, that HTC called the "Advantage." It was a unique, slide-out handheld computer, with a design that made tons of sense, but we haven't really seen sense. Fujitsu's TH40/D was on pace to become the "next" Advantage, but all of that has apparently come to an end. The company revealed that they are postponing the release of the tablet/laptop, but there's no clear indication of when it'll ship. In other words, it probably won't ship. The unit was scheduled to launch with Windows 7 in June, but based on unspecified "development delays," it looks... Read more...
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