Enterprise Mobility: Fujitsu Arrows Tab, 3D Screens, Smartphone Projectors at CEATEC

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-10-09 Print this article Print
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If trends among Japanese tech companies are a harbinger of things to come, wire-free inductive chargers will become more of a presence in the United States. Panasonic, Maxwell and other companies all had such chargers on display at CEATEC.
Of the devices on display at CEATEC (and associated venues around Tokyo), most are instantly recognizable to an American audience. For example, the LG Optimus Pad on display here was "translated into T-Mobile's G-Slate in the United States. However, other devices haven't made an appearance on U.S. shores. The Fujitsu Arrows Tab LTE F-01D, for example, is waterproof and leverages its camera for hands-free gesture control, and while it's slated for the Japanese market, there's precious little information about a wider release date. In the same spirit, many features of the mobility devices on display here would be familiar to a U.S. audience. The vast majority of tablets and smartphones run Android, although one of the latter seen by eWEEK (at the headquarters of Japanese mobile operator NTT Docomo) runs what seems to be a full-fledged variation of the Windows operating system. Much of the hardware also features 3D cameras, present in similar devices worldwide. But still other features, including a smartphone projector capable of throwing an image onto a wall a few feet away, and a phone with a wooden casing, have yet to make a significant appearance in the United States. If these twists prove popular here, though, there's a significant chance they could migrate to other countries.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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