Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Fujitsu Arrows Tab is one tough cookie

Waterproof? Check. Dustproof? Check. Android 3.1 Honeycomb? Check – it seems that those who love living out a rough-and-tumble lifestyle will be pleased to know that there is a tablet for them made available via Fujitsu who knows just how it is when roughing it out outdoors amidst nature. You can never quite tell whether you might end up under the pelting rain, and a standard iPad or other tablet would end up as a really expensive piece of paperweight.

Not so with the rugged Arrows Tab tablet from Fujitsu which has been slated to hit the Land of the Rising Sun soon with NTT DoCoMo. Similar to other Android-powered tablets of its size, this particular model will ship with a 10.1? touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels. The whole point of the Arrow Tab’s existence would be for it to remain rugged under most situations imaginable, but don’t expect to use it as a bullet-proof vest and you will do just fine.

A dual-core 1GHz processor from Texas Instruments (OMAP 4430) powers this puppy, where it will also carry 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal memory that can be further augmented using a microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video call purposes and a 5.0-megapixel camera located at the back. Feeling lost? Fret not, there is built-in GPS to help you out as well.

No idea on pricing, but if you were to look to the market for inspiration, this will most probably reside somewhere in the $400 to $500 price point. Want to own the only rugged Android tablet in the market? You won’t go wrong with the Arrow Tab.