Your Windows 8 tablets will be a lot of things for a lot of you but only some of you will be getting one that is also waterproof, thanks to Fujitsu.
Waterproof Windows 8 Tablets To Be Made By Windows 8
Tablets are known for doing a lot of great things but taking a splash of water sportingly is not one of them. But now Fujitsu seems to have a solution. They recently unveiled a tablet at CEATEC (the largest electronics event of Japan) that is a Windows 8 version of their Arrows series of waterproof tablets. It looked quite similar to an Android tablet running Honeycomb that was revealed by Fujitsu at CES earlier this year in January.
Fujitsu has not announced any official specs for the tablets but tech site Engadget was on hand to get a quick look. Their reports says it’s a 10.1 inch tablet that has both front and rear-facing cameras, a micro-USB port and also a MicroSD card slot. And diverging from the Android tablet it showed at CES, this one’s back has a metallic, textured finish with sharp corners instead of the rounded ones we saw in January. This device apparently has LTE support as well.
The Android version of the Arrows tablet from CES has not yet been released in to the market but it was said to have a 1GHx OMAP 4430 processor built by Texas Instruments. It also boasted of 16GB built in storage along with a WXGA screen boasting of a resolution of 1200×800. And experts have weighed in on the Arrows tablet and said they do work underwater just as Fujitsu has advertised.
Fujitsu has not advertised any availability or pricing details for the tablet. But the general belief is that the devices will be hitting the Japanese markets in late October or in November. However, as is usual with many such devices, they not expected to be sold outside of Japan. Other than Fujitus, AT&T has been selling a Pantech tablet called the Element. For $300 it comes with a 8inch form factor, 1.5GHz SnapDragon processor, HDMI-out, LTE support and even 1080p video playback and a 5mp rear-facing and 2mp front-facing cameras.