By Stephen Schenck | February 3, 2012 12:20 PM
Last month, Fujitsu gave us plenty of reasons to be hopeful about the company’s upcoming device lineup. The quad-core prototype Android smartphone it was demonstrating at CES was the first such device we’d actually seen put together as a working product. A little later on, the company got us hopeful about the prospects for seeing more of its hardware come to the West, revealing that now “North America is our priority market“. With all this cause to be optimistic, we’re a little let-down to see Fujitsu’s latest Android, the Stylistic M350/CA2 tablet.
With specs like a seven-inch 1024 x 600 screen, a 1GHz Freescale i.Mx processor, 512MB of RAM, and the fact that it’s running Gingerbread instead of Honeycomb, the M350 reminds us of the aging original Galaxy Tab. That might be fine if Fujitsu was planning it as a low-end, budget-priced entry, but the M350 costs what comes out to about $455. We suppose we can understand that disconnect between price and specs in light of the tablet’s intended enterprise audience, but we were really hoping for more from Fujitsu, especially if it’s trying to make headways into North America.