Fujitsu has announced the immediate availability of its new ARROWS Tab F-05E 10.1-inch tablet. Unfortunately for most of us, the slim, water- and dust-resistant, better-than-HD resolution Android 4.0 mobile computing unit is being released through NTT Docomo in Japan only.
Similar in many ways to the company's Stylistic M532, which was released in the U.S. in October, the ARROWS Tab F-05E also benefits from 32 GB of onboard storage with a microSD card for expansion, an HDMI interface for connection to a big screen TV, 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, and built-in stereo speakers. It's powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, too, but runs at 1.7 GHz and has a fifth low-power core that can kick in when running less demanding apps.
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The 9.9 mm thick F-05E features a 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 resolution display panel, is the first Japanese tablet to be supplied with Dolby Digital Plus audio technology, and has been treated to a whopping 10,080 mAh battery that's compatible with high speed chargers. It's also been sealed against water and dust penetration to IPX5/8 standards.
The ICS tablet comes with a new switch-enabled smart fingerprint sensor for security-conscious enterprise users, and a Family Mode feature which allows users to switch to a home screen configuration that best suits individual needs and abilities.
There's also an enhanced version of Fujitsu's Human-Centric Engine that's capable of tailoring the tablet experience to the age of the user. It can customize the screen's color balance, for instance, to compensate for a decline in color sensitivity that comes with advancing years. Additionally, Clear Touch technology is reported to make touch-based operations a little more obvious.
Completing the tech specs checklist are 2 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, support for Docomo LTE Xi high speed connectivity, the ability to wirelessly connect to DLNA-compliant devices, and an 8.1-megapixel rear-facing camera with an Exmor RS for mobile CMOS image sensor.
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