Just because the PC market’s contracting doesn’t mean that competition doesn’t get colder. At least in Japan, it’s actually getting warm enough to the point of a possible three-way merger between the personal computing parts of Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO — the latter a spin-off from Sony and resurgent in the high-end market.
The three Japanese companies will hash out details and may have a preliminary agreement within the month. Toshiba, Fujitsu and VAIO’s controlling investor will have approximately equal, if not equal shares in the operation. [...]
3D-enabled smartphones came, they saw, and then soundly failed to conquer. We might not have seen the last of them yet, but they’re clearly not about to overtake phones with 2D screens anytime soon. While 3D might have been a swing-and-a-miss on smartphones, 3D-capable televisions continue to grab up sales. That has the potential for creating a bit of a content imbalance, where plenty of people have the ability to view 3D content at home, but without 3D cameras on smartphones, have reduced opportunities to create new 3D content themselves. Fujitsu may have just the solution, [...]
At the beginning of August 2011, Toshiba decided to drop out of the Fujitsu-Toshiba joint venture. Fujitsu made its plans public to buy Toshiba’s stake and become a wholly owned subsidiary.
As of April 1, Fujitsu managed to finalize the acquisition of Toshiba’s 19.9% ownership stake from Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited. Adding it to Fujitsu’s 80.1% stake, the company now became a wholly owned subsidiary with its name being changed to Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited.
Fujitsu-Toshiba was present on the list of Windows Phone official [...]
Remember back at the CES, when we got the chance to see one of the first quad-core Android smartphones ever, thanks to a prototype Fujitsu had put out on display? It may have been safely tucked-away behind a sheet of acrylic, but it was there in the flesh, all the same. We learned a few specs on the phone at the time, with the expectation that we’d be seeing a more refined version of the handset at the MWC. With that expo nearly upon us, a new render of the phone has become available, along with some additional and updated specs.
While we heard that CES prototype was [...]
According to a recent Financial Times report, Fujitsu is planning on entering the European market this year with a number of Android-powered smartphones and tablets to go with its Windows Phones.
The hardware maker is allegedly already in talks with network operators but it is yet unknown whether its line-up will be unveiled at the upcoming MWC or not. Following the same market policy as Panasonic — which is planning on entering the European market this March — Fujitsu will bring its devices to Europe while maintaining some of the features specific to the Japanese [...]
Fujitsu showed off a roadmap in a press conference where the company hinted there will be interesting devices to hit the market. We’re looking at three tablets: one for June, one for September and one for Q4, whenever Microsoft unveils Windows 8.
The tablet to arrive in June is labeled as a “mainstream Android Media tablet” and it could very well be the M532 rumored for a May launch but delayed (and which reportedly packs a 10.1-inch screen with 1280 x 800 resolution, 16GB of internal memory, a SIM-card slot, eight-megapixel camera, and three-megapixel [...]