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Fujitsu bringing its slim waterproof smartphones and tablets to the rest of the world

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Fujitsu bringing its slim waterproof smartphones and tablets to the rest of the world
Fujitsu is currently evaluating stepping into the US market game with its smartphones and tablets, which are top shelf stuff, but as of now are only sold in Japan.

It seems, however, that the springboard for worldwide distribution of Fujitsu's gear will first be Europe, where the company revealed plans to enter with global versions of its products. 

The report didn't specify when exactly are we going to see Fujitsu attack the senses of European consumers, but the company is allegedly aiming for "double-digit" market share in the next 3 to 5 years, which would inevitably eat into Apple and Samsung's pie, that are currently doing pretty well in the Old World.

"The Japanese market has been in a silo from a technology and design perspective, but Fujitsu is bringing out a global product," said Robert Pryke, the company's director for mobile phones in Europe.

Just a reminder, Fujitsu has been at the forefront of the Android device makers technologically as it sports a waterproof tablet, and has a quad-core Fujitsu Arrows phone in the works with 4.6" HD display and 13MP camera with mindnumbing ISO sensitivity, which is waterproof as well. Aiming to bring that goodness outside the confines of Japanese carriers can only be considered a noble undertaking, and we hope to see the golbally adapted versions sooner rather than later. The company also makes a svelte Windows Phone, the Fujitsu IS12T, which was the first one to appear with Mango onboard.

We've been drooling over Japanese handsets for years, and now the time nears to enjoy them outside the islands, it seems. hopefully we'll learn more about Fujitsu's European crusade plans next week at the MWC. For now the gizmos are rumored to feature LTE, NFC, and employ biometric security.

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posted on 20 Feb 2012, 03:27 3

1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

Fujitsu Arrows - me favorite

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 03:55 1

2. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

me too! the blue one'll be mine whenever it hits shelf

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 04:50 1

3. vijaysivakula (Posts: 224; Member since: 17 Aug 2011)

When are these coming to India, the fastest growing mobile market in the world?

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 12:30 1

9. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)

Why the f**k did someone downvote you? A lot of asshats on this site.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 05:28

4. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

if the design department has any brains at all it will see why Sharp, NEC et all failed in western markets years ago. Japan has always had wonderfully styled devices but bring the same old candy bar/flip phone to the west with under performing specs. and they wonder why they fail

a few years ago verizon got some casio flip phone that was already 3-5 years old in japan and they still ended up reducing the specs....

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 06:49 4

5. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

joke of the day:
I was an iphone user...until i took an arrow to the knee.

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 07:21 1

6. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

i pARticularly hate the design though the colors looks good, why there's no subtitle? ow well guess we just all have to wait. i was amazed for the waterproof thing.. hmm... very intresting and the HD display i think would do better than expected.. we'll im quite excited!

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 07:31

7. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

Its a japanese thing. they just love to have waterproof phones

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 07:53 1

8. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

i think that's a good thing, u dont need to remeber no password biometric security,quad-core processors and HD display sounds like its 2 generations ahead of current high-end smartphones!

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