Fujitsu Offers Waterproof Phone with Fingerprint Sensor
We can’t say we really blame Fujitsu for thinking outside the box on their latest phone to be sold on NTT DoCoMo’s network. The Fujitsu F-01A, as it is being called, will be completely waterproof and secured by a fingerprint sensor.
Now, this certainly will appeal to every Japanese James Bond out there who happens to have a secret underwater Batcave, but perhaps it may appeal to other everyday folks as well. The fingerprint sensor, nicknamed TouchStone by AuthenTec, will allow all of your personal and corporate data to be secured in much the same way you would see a fingerprint sensor used in a movie.
The Press Release claims that most cell phone returns are due to moisture, and that “Fujitsu’s F-01A waterproof cell phone meets IPX5 and IPX7 specifications, making it capable of submersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.” Not bad, but will it go through the wash?
The F-01A will also feature a 3.5 inch touchscreen, 5.2 MP camera with autofocus, Symbian OS, GPS with Google Maps, and a tuner for mobile TV.
Let us know what you think in the comments. Is this a practical idea? Personally, we feel it’s refreshing to see new ideas out there. That’s where innovation comes from — thinking outside the box.
via Press Release