Japan’s NTT DoCoMo releases summer 2013 device portfolio including Sony Xperia A

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Japanese telecom giant NTT DoCoMo has revealed their portfolio of devices for the summer months which includes a new Sony Xperia A device. The Japanese version seems to be a bit different from the device carrying the same name that recently slid through the FCC on its way to U.S. carriers. The Japanese version sports a 4.6-inch screen, 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, and runs Android 4.1. This seems to put it as more of a mid-tier device whereas the U.S. version mirrors the top-tier Sony Xperia Z, only with a removable battery.

In addition to the Xperia A, NTT DoCoMo is also adding Sharp’s Aquos Phone Zeta and Aquos Pad, two devices that incorporate new, thinner displays. The Zeta device comes with a 4.8-inch full HD screen while the Aquos Pad is a 7-inch tablet that is approaching a full HD display resolution. Other manufacturers got their devices added to the portfolio, like the Panasonic Eluga and the 5.2-inch Fujitsu Arrows NX. All of these devices from Sharp, Panasonic and Fujitsu will come with Android 4.2.

source: NTT DoCoMo
via: phoneArena

Fujitsu unveils new ScanSnap iX500 scanner, now supporting Android devices

Fujitsu unveiled a new member of their ScanSnap scanner product lineup today, the ScanSnap iX500. Taking a cue from printer manufacturers who are building in wi-fi capabilities directly in their devices, Fujitsu has done the same thing with the ScanSnap iX500. Taking things a step further, Fujitsu has also added the ability for scanned documents to be delivered directly to Android and iOS compatible devices.

Fujitsu’s ScanSnap scanners are very popular in the market thanks to the many features they provide and the ScanSnap iX500 is no exception. The device can scan and create PDF files at the rate of 25 double-sided color pages per minute. Fujitsu includes ABBYY FineReader for ScanSnap software with their devices. Combined with the already strong OCR capabilities of Fujitsu scanners, users can quickly transform their scans into editable documents using popular office suite software. The new ScanSnap iX500 also has a customizeable menu, so users can configure a wide variety of “Scan-To applications. If the user doesn’t want to upload the document to their mobile device right away, they can opt to send it to cloud-based services like Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox, SugarSync, or Salesforce among others.

The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is available now for $495 or add $100 for a Deluxe Bundle.

Check out the full press release below and keep watching TalkAndroid for more updates from CES 2013.
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Japan’s NTT DoCoMo announces 2012 Winter Collection, includes several high-end devices

NTT DoCoMo, the large network operator in Japan, has released the line-up of devices that will be included in their 2012 Winter Collection. The list includes several high-end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S III in Titanium Gray, a red LG Optimus G model, a Samsung Galaxy Note II, the Sony Xperia AX, a Sharp AQUOS ZETA smartphone, and a Fujitsu Arrows Tab 10.1-inch device.

The AQUOS ZETA phone sports a 4.9-inch IGZO display running atop a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip with 2GB of RAM. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device is water and dust proofed and will be available in red, white or blue models. Another device readers may not be familiar with is a 10.1-inch tablet from Fujitsu. The Arrows Tab is running an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM to drive a full HD 1920×1200 WUXGA display. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device packs a huge 10,080 mAh battery.

source: PocketDroid

Sony To Launch Playstation Store On October 3rd

 

Looks like Playstation gamers will have something big to look forward to in a few weeks. Starting October 3rd, Sony will launch the Playstation Store for Playstation mobile devices. The Playstation Store will offer owners of Playstation-certified devices to play special content on select devices. Sony confirmed the Playstation Store will start in nine countries including Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia– with more countries to follow. There should be about 30 titles available at launch which will cost between 50 Yen (roughly 60¢ USD) to 850 Yen (roughly $10.70 USD). Oh and don’t think there will only be 30 titles and that’s it— Sony confirms further content will be released as additional titles become available.

Sony also took some time briefly to highlight some additional news as well. For all of the budding developers out there, the Sony Playstation SDK comes out of beta this November and be fully available to the development community. The SDK will be rolled out starting in Japan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, while costing $99 annually for a license. This will give developers additional chances to develop and port the next great games for existing Playstation-certified devices, as well as ones that will be updated for devices from Fujitsu and Sharp– which are both officially joining the Playstation party I might add.

Enough with the chit chatter— hit the break to see the full presser from Sony.


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Fujitsu Creates Device To Turn Ordinary Smartphone Camera Into 3D Camera

 

3D phones unlike 3D televisions have been a dud to say the least. While we suspect the 3D phenomenon in smartphones will die off slowly but surely, Fujitsu is aiming to generate interest in 3D technology for smartphones cool again by creating a device that converts a standard smartphone camera to a 3D camera. The method behind how the device works is pretty simple too. Basically the device uses a series of mirrors to split the field of vision of your phone’s camera in two, which creates the same sort of dual separation that’s done by a pair of image sensors in proper 3D cameras. While that lets a normal 2D camera capture all the data needed to create a 3D image, the technique requires a good deal of image processing to extract full-frame pictures from the compressed, distorted output of Fujitsu’s device and then combine the pair to form a finished, 3D picture, ready to be viewed on an external 3D display.

The device itself is definitely intriguing, but is a bit impractical for now. The device comes in at 57 x 14 x 14 mm, so it’s heftier than a typical smartphone and it’s something that the average person wouldn’t carry around most of the time. But it’s still a great alternative for creating 3D photos, so the hope is we’ll see a renewed adoption or growth of 3D technology.

We’ll get to see the device in full detail once Fujitsu demonstrates the technology at the International Symposium of Consumer Electronics in June.

source: pocketnow

Fujitsu to bring Android version of the Raku-Raku to Europe and the U.S. by the end of the year

Many of you many not be all that familiar with the Fujitsu Raku-Raku unless you live in Asia. It’s a simple clamshell dumb phone (pictured above) that’s marketed to the elderly crowd. Word is they’re going to add a little Android 2.3 to it with plans for a Japan release in the early Summer, but would also land in Europe and the U.S by the end of the year.

Details are sketchy, but apparently they will keep the simple design, and it will most likely be waterproof, dustproof, and have dual cameras with the front-facer being 8MP. Could you guys get into a clamshell Android phone? I might if it’s anything like the Samsung W999, but of course without steep price tag.

source: androinica

 

Fujitsu demos its new ultra-high-spec smartphone at Mobile World Congress [Video]

We’ve already seen a few smartphones featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 3. If the HTC One X, LG Optimus 4X HD, and ZTE Era weren’t enough for you, then how about something from Fujitsu? It’s not a final product yet, but they’re showing the “near completed” product this week at Mobile World Congress. The still unnamed phone has a 4.6-inch display that will have a resolution of 1080p, and it will come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with Fujitsu’s NX UI skin. We haven’t seen a fingerprint sensor since the Atrix, but Fujitsu says that this one will be utilized to lock down certain corporate apps. They also will include various post image processing to go along with the 13.1MP camera.

Specs:

  • 4.6-inch 1080p display
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU
  • Camera resolution: 13.1 megapixels
  • Water-resistant and dust-resistant
  • Equipped with fingerprint sensor
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
It should debut in Japan by the summer, and they’re currently negotiating with carriers in Europe, China, and the U.S., but we probably won’t see this bad boy hit any of these locations until the 4th quarter. Hit the break for a hands on video and full presser


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Fujitsu Plans To Highlight Dust And Waterproof Phone With A Splash Of Tegra 3 At MWC

MWC is on the horizon and Fujitsu doesn’t want you to forget it makes noteworthy devices as well. The Japanese manufacturer looks to present a breakthrough device to the masses by creating what will be a “dust and waterproof” beast. Yes, that’s right– a “dust and waterproof” smartphone. Fujitsu isn’t stopping there either. The phone will have a sexy profile and feature some high-end specs on the menu including a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 4.6-inch display, 13.1MP camera and Android 4.0.

Looks like Fujitsu is ready to create some more competition in the already crowded Android playground. With a quad-core processor, 13.1MP camera and ICS, I think more than a few people would gladly give this phone more than just a look. Fujitsu will only have a few sample units at MWC, but there is optimism the phone won’t be released too long from now.

source: Unwiredview

New Android tablet appears on Fujitsu 2012 roadmap

Electronic giant Fujitsu has teased a number of intriguing devices as it unveiled it’s 2012 product portfolio during a press conference in Japan. Amidst a series of Ultrabooks, Ultrathin displays and Windows 8 devices sit 2 particularly interesting devices.

First up is the imaginatively titled ‘Mainstream Android Media tablet’ which is slated for a June 2012 arrival. No headline specs have been hinted at this point however the reference to ‘mainstream’ may suggest that Fujitsu aims to take on the popular Transformer, Xoom and Galaxy Tab Android tablets. The tablet is set to bolster Fujitsu’s foray into the Android Tablet market signalled by the announcement of the Stylistic M350/CA2.

Second up, slating a September arrival, is the ‘New detachable Performance Slate’ which seems, judging by the pictured detachable keyboard, to be going head-to-head with the Asus Transformer Prime. More interestingly, the performance slate does not make reference to the Operating System it will run. Given that the roadmap shows off both Android and Windows 8 devices, is it possible that we may be looking at one of the first dual-boot, Android Jelly Bean tablets?

Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid as we bring more news on these new devices as the details break.

 

source : notebookitalia

 

 

 

Fujitsu Presents New Android Tablet, the Stylistic M350/CA2

Choice is always good, and Japan’s Fujitsu has a new seven-inch Android tablet to add to the selection.  The Stylistic M350/CA2 will run for six hours, and weighs in at 420 grams.  It boasts a Wide Super VGA (WSVGA) display with 1024×600 pixel resolution. Interestingly, users can select between a numeric keypad input, QWERTY input, and hand-written input. Perhaps the hand-written input will need the use of a stylus; hopefully more details on that will emerge. The Stylistic will work perfectly as an e-book reader, a sales terminal, and for retail stores looking to display their catalogs. It will also benefit the business person, since it includes a Bluetooth v2.1 data connection, and a miniHDMI for an image output to projectors. This new tablet will be available in Japan in mid-February. Skip over the break for the full press release.


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