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Fujitsu to enter Android tablet market in Q2, release Transformer competitor in Q3

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Fujitsu to enter Android tablet market in Q2, release Transformer competitor in Q3
We reported on a pretty wild integrated mobile device concept by Fujitsu in January, but now it looks like Japanese electronics manufacturer is going to get involved in the Android tablet party for real. That’s according to a press conference held yesterday, where they showed off a product road map.

It looks like an Android 4.0 tablet aimed at media consumption will launch in June, followed up by a Transformer Prime/Lenovo IdeaTab S2 competitor in September that is being referred to as a "Dew detachable performance slate". There aren’t many more details available, but it seems clear that the Android tablet market isn’t going to be abandoned any time soon, despite somewhat lackluster sales for Honeycomb tablets in 2011.

We aren’t putting a lot of credence in the DigiTimes report that Android 5.0 “Jellybean” (all unofficial) is coming this summer with a Chrome/Android dual-boot system, but if Google does want to start moving into the notebook market, it looks like there will be several tablet/netbook hybrids already available to take advantage of such an upgrade.

Fujitsu to enter Android tablet market in Q2, release Transformer competitor in Q3

source: Netbook Italia via The Verge

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posted on 16 Feb 2012, 14:03

1. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i do not see one innovative product on that roadmap. what is "mainstream slimbook for channel"?

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