In what could be seen as yet another worrying development for the steadily declining PC industry, Fujitsu has announced that it has split its PC, both desktops and notebooks, business and its smartphone business into companies of their own with their own long-winded name. The first part is eerily similar to what fellow Japanese company Sony did with its VAIO business and brand. The second part, on the other hand, could be a portent of things to come for Sony as well as for the Japanese smartphone manufacturing industry as a whole.
Samsung may hope its upcoming Galaxy S7 smartphone makes a hot splash in the market, but preventing the phone itself from overheating is also high on the agenda. The Galaxy S7 release date isn't expected to be until early 2016, but according to reports out of Korea work is underway to install a still fairly unusual technology that would keep the flagship cool.
The tech industry is trying to push higher and higher resolutions into devices, even those as small as smartphones. We now have 2K displays on smartphones and Sony just revealed the world's first smartphone 4K screen. But while the entertainment industry is doing its best to catch up, there could be a new bottleneck soon: network speed. To be more specific, the maximum speeds that our small smartphones can support. Fortunately, Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu might be on the cusp of a breakthrough, with an ultra fast receiver module small enough not to bulk up smartphones.
Biometrics have changed the way we use smartphones, but they haven't really revolutionized it, yet. Being able to unlock your smartphone with a fingerprint is convenient, but it has become so commonplace that the feature doesn't stand out anymore. One of the latest smartphones due to hit Japan this summer sets itself apart from the crowd by allowing users to unlock, sign in to apps, and go shopping using only their eyes. That's right, the iris-scanning technology that was once relegated to sci-fi movies and the higher echelons of government security can now be held in the palm of your hands.
While most enterprise tablets and laptops require power and flexibility more than anything else, there are a range of use cases where survivability is just as important. For the amalgamation of these two concerns, Fujitsu is coming out with a handy business tablet that also exudes an air of ruggedness. The Stylistic V535 Mini Tablet has all the trappings of a powerful mobile device yet it has also been built to weather the elements and survive most accidental falls and bumps when working in the field.
The arrival of Intel's latest generation of Core processors have unsurprisingly ushered in new notebook and PC models bearing them. Getting a head start for MWC 2015 in March, Fujitsu is announcing the arrival of a new breed of LIFEBOOK and STYLISTIC computers. This new batch, comprised of a regular clamshell type, two 2-in-1 ultrabooks, and a hybrid tablet, not only boast of the latest 5th gen Intel Core chips but also a new standard port replicator that makes them compatible with Fujitsu's new docking station.
Wearables largely revolve around fitness and health at the moment, but we're slowly seeing ones with other functionality surface. Fujitsu has set its attention on turning your finger into a stylus, one that works by writing in the air rather than on a touchscreen. This wearable will prove particularly useful for those wearing head-mounted displays, allowing for non-auditory input and control in situations where it is preferable. Other useful situations can be things like having children practice penmanship using their finger.
Ever since Microsoft opened the licensing doors, Windows 8 tablets have started coming in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Even major OEMs are scrambling to fill their low end portfolio with budget Windows tablets. But just because they're low key doesn't mean they can't be used for more serious cases. That is what Fujitsu is trying to sell with its new Stylistic Q335, a "mini" tablet that may be small in size and even in specs but was designed with business use in mind.
While others obsess over fingers, Fujitsu wants your palms instead. Going against the flow, it plans to employ palm-vein scanning on smartphones in the future. The company, who is one of its few, if not the only, commercial evangelists, believes the technology to be more secure and reliable than TV's favorite metacarpal.
Fujitsu has announced that it has developed an interesting sounding prototype haptic sensory tablet. The haptic sensory tablet is able to provide a sense of slipperiness or roughness when you touch the screen depending on the image being displayed. The technology behind that sensory experience was developed by Fujitsu Laboratories.