Fujitsu to launch low-cost 7-inch Android 3.1 tablet

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Tokyo, May 20: After the launch of its popular 10.1-inch LifeBook TH40/D tablet PC, Japan based consumer electronics manufacturer Fujitsu plans to launch a 7-inch Android tablet.

Fujitsu Taiwan officials revealed that the company will launch the 7-inch Android tablet in the third quarter of 2011. Unlike the LifeBook TH40/D tablet PC, which runs on Windows 7 operating system, the new tablet will adopt the latest 3.1 Honeycomb platform, making it one of the early tablets running on this recently announced OS.

Fujitsu said that the new Android tablet will be priced around $347-694, enabling it to compete with any other highly priced tablets available in the market. Fujitsu hopes that the affordable price will boost the sale of the new tablet. While comparing the price with Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom and BlackBerry PlayBook, Fujitsu 7-inch tablet would be the cheapest one in the market.

The new Fujitsu Android tablet will feature a 1.5 GHz processor by Intel, Qualcomm or Nvidia. It is also expected that the tablet will have front and rear cameras along with all other connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc.

Preparing to extend its hand in the tablet market, Fujitsu plans to add support for a stylus and 3.5G module to its 10.1-inch LifeBook TH40/D tablet.

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