Fujitsu Lifebook concept shows crazy mobile convergence

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.


source: AndroidPIT via Android Authority

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13 Comments

1. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

want it now

2. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

3. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 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.

4. RandomlyPsychotic

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

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

5. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

this is really cool..!!

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 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.

13. wakingup

Posts: 51; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

7. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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?

8. dinzle

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Seen it already, except the old one had a bit more featureshttp://www.yankodesign.com/2011/05/06/bento-box-kinda-like-voltron/

9. jsoliz1985

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

11. Tarkio

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

12. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 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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