Fujitsu Arrows Tab FJT21, the world’s first Android tablet with a fingerprint sensor?
Oct03

Fujitsu Arrows Tab FJT21, the world’s first Android tablet with a fingerprint sensor?

With the iPhone 5S, Apple almost certainly started yet another race among Android device makers – who’ll be the first to incorporate a fingerprint sensor? Sure, the Motorola Atrix may have had that a couple of years back, but it was using an implementation that was different from Apple’s in that it required you to swipe your finger gently on the back of the device. Apple’s “just touch” revamped Home...

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Fujitsu and NEC to follow Samsung and launch Tizen OS phones in 2014
Mar12

Fujitsu and NEC to follow Samsung and launch Tizen OS phones in 2014

Samsung will undoubtedly be the first to commercially launch a smartphone based on Tizen OS. The handset could resemble the Android-based Galaxy S III (sold in more than 40 million units around the world), and is supposed to go on sale later this year. But who’s going to be next? Well, we don’t know exactly what company will be the second one, but we do know that, according to Japanese publication MSN Sankei News, Fujitsu and NEC are...

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DoCoMo announces LG Optimus G Pro, Huawei Ascend D2, Sony Xperia Z and other Android Jelly Bean phones
Jan22

DoCoMo announces LG Optimus G Pro, Huawei Ascend D2, Sony Xperia Z and other Android Jelly Bean phones

Last night, when reporting about the arrival of LG’s Optimus G in more than 5 markets, I assumed that LG won’t announce the Optimus G Pro too soon. I was wrong. The G Pro has been officially presented today in Japan, where NTT DoCoMo has included in its Spring line-up. The Optimus G Pro (model number L-04E) has all the features we told you it would have: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, LTE, quad-core...

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Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Android ICS tablet also launched in the UK
Aug17

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 Android ICS tablet also launched in the UK

Introduced yesterday in the US (where it’s being sold for $549), Fujitsu’s latest Android tablet, the Stylistic M532, has been released in the UK as well. British retailer Mobi-city is asking £499.95 for the Wi-Fi plus 3G version of the device. That’s £50 less than what you’ll have to pay for a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 3G with the same amount of built-in memory (32GB). The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 is 8.6 mm thin, weighs 560 grams, and...

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Fujitsu Stylistic M532 military-grade tablet launches in the US, yours for $549
Aug16

Fujitsu Stylistic M532 military-grade tablet launches in the US, yours for $549

Yet another Android-powered tablet has become available in the US today. The Fujitsu Stylistic M532 comes with pretty ordinary specs for this day and age, but aims to be sought after in the corporate world. That’s in part because it adheres to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, but also because it’s available on lease plans from $19 per month. If you want to just buy it outright, you’ll need to pay $549 for the...

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Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo and NEC launch their own mobile chip maker to take on Qualcomm: Access Network Technology Limited
Aug01

Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo and NEC launch their own mobile chip maker to take on Qualcomm: Access Network Technology Limited

Three of Japan’s top companies – Fujitsu, NEC and NTT DoCoMo – have announced the launch of a new joint venture called Access Network Technology Limited. The joint venture will start operations this month (August), focusing on “the development and sales of semiconductor products with built-in modem functions for use in communications equipment.” In other words, it’ll make its own mobile chips for smartphones that are going to be...

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NTT Docomo showcases transparent OLED screen that has touch sensors on both sides
May31

NTT Docomo showcases transparent OLED screen that has touch sensors on both sides

Your weekly dose of tech that could be pervasive in the future, or it could forever be an interesting concept comes from Japan. You might quickly want to add ‘Where else?’ to that, yet the truth is that the land far away has in the past few years ceded some of its cool credentials to South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Leave it to NTT Docomo, one of the mobile companies with the highest R&D budgets in the world, to impress...

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LTE-focused mobile CPU joint-venture set up by Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic, and NTT DoCoMo axed
Apr02

LTE-focused mobile CPU joint-venture set up by Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic, and NTT DoCoMo axed

Back in December, Samsung joined quite a few Japanese companies in declaring that they’re working to create a processor joint-venture that would be focused on designing LTE-capable chipsets for mobile devices. Alongside Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic, and NTT Docomo (Japan’s largest carrier) were supposed to invest in this new company. NTT Docomo set up a wholly owned subsidiary called Communication Platform Planning...

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Fujitsu buys out Toshiba’s stake in their mobile venture
Apr02

Fujitsu buys out Toshiba’s stake in their mobile venture

Yesterday, while the world was busy with pranks (funny or not), Fujitsu decided to acquire Toshiba’s stake in the two companies’ mobile joint venture. As such, Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications (FTMC) officially is no more. In its place now stands Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu. FTMC was established in October of 2010, with Fujitsu holding the majority of shares (80.1%), and...

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MWC 2012: Waterproof Fujitsu F12arc with Android 4.0 ICS, Tegra 3 and LTE hands-on
Feb28

MWC 2012: Waterproof Fujitsu F12arc with Android 4.0 ICS, Tegra 3 and LTE hands-on

Just recently, Fujitsu announced that it would release Android and Windows Phone devices in Europe sometime before the end of 2012. One of them might be the Fujitsu F12arc, which was brought by the Japanese company at MWC 2012 in Barcelona. The F12arc is the same Fujitsu handset we told you about last week, hence it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes with a 1.4GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The smartphone is...

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