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Fujitsu Lifebook concept shows crazy mobile convergence

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Fujitsu Lifebook concept shows crazy mobile convergence
Are you always looking for greater gadget convergence? Is the ASUS Padphone just not enough? Did you think Motorola’s Webtop environment only scratched the surface? Then you’ll love Fujitsu’s new concept device, dubbed the Fujitsu Lifebook. The keyboard of the Lifebook is actually an embedded tablet, which runs a full-sized touch-sensitive keypad when it’s docked with the Lifebook. Pop it out and you have a functional tablet.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. The camera on the cover of the Lifebook can pop out to slide into your pocket as a portable point-and-shoot device. And a specially made phone also docks in the Lifebook, sliding into a slot in the front of the device.

According to Fujitsu, docking the phone and/or tablet would not only let them share data, but unlike the Padphone, which powers the tablet with the phone insert, every device in the Lifebook would have its own internal CPU. Better yet, upon docking they would start to contribute CPU power to the Lifebook for greater distributive processing, or to run an app that is specific to the mobile devices.

What operating system would it run? What would charging the device be like? How much would this thing cost??? Good questions all, but as with any concept product there aren’t any answers yet. No word on if or when Fujitsu might really make a product like this, but for people who want a single convergence computing device, the future is looking up.

Fujitsu Lifebook concept shows crazy mobile convergence

source: AndroidPIT via Android Authority

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posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:17 3

1. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)

want it now

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:19 3

2. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

this is what i call inovation....damn i want those

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:20 3

3. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Holy crap, this IS one awesome and crazy concept. Although the tablet in the picture seems too small to act as a keyboard for the laptop.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:25 3

4. RandomlyPsychotic (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

this reminds me of the computer they used in tronnnn. ahhh (: so buying one if it comes out.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:32 1

5. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)

this is really cool..!!

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 16:57

6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Cool giant laptop but not all phones will fit into the slot, may be designed for iPhone and iPad because Apple never change it size, shape and connector.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 16:05

13. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)

I doubt that. iOS devices are only branded with Apple. Given that this is not made by Apple...The built-in tablet will probably run Android. Cause any brand can use Android.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 17:13 1

7. twenti7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

No, thank you. The worst thing about a tablet is having to use the touch keyboard. Hence why tablets like the Asus Transformer and Slider are so popular, as well as keyboard docks and even cases with keyboards built into them.
A truly innovative concept would be for a laptop to have a phone dock where the tracpad would normally be. Unfortunately, both of these ideas renders the laptop useless without the phone or tablet docked. But at least the idea that I brought up could potentially be fixed by using a separate mouse when the phone isn't docked.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 19:06

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I like that idea a lot... and if the manufacturer included a secondary mouse pad (or use plug 'n play USB mouse) then it wouldn't be useless without the phone
On the other hand, when would the user be interacting with the device without the phone?

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 17:31

8. dinzle (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)

Seen it already, except the old one had a bit more features

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 18:58

9. jsoliz1985 (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)

if all of these devices could work together wired and wirelessly then that would make for a cool device/trio of devices. I would imagine using the laptop portion connected to an HDTV and using the tablet and phone as a keyboard and mouse while on the couch.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 19:06

11. Tarkio (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

This concept goes back to at least 2008.


posted on 25 Jan 2012, 04:03

12. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)

O_O a tablet, camera and phone being slotted into yr 'laptop'??? Okay that's juz great but the price???

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