Several Japanese newspapers are reporting that Fujitsu is working on an Android smartphone. This first Android offering from the Japanese electronics giant is expected to land next year with NTT DoCoMo and will be the first smartphone in Fujitsu’s handset lineup. Details on the device are sparse but with the future merger of Fujitsu’s mobile division with Toshiba’s mobile business unit, we can conjure up images of an Android handset that takes the high-end features of the Toshiba TG01 and mixes it with the innovative, separable design of the F-04B. Sounds like a match made in heaven, no?
Know this right now, NTT DoCoMo subscribers… We hate you. Ok fine, we don’t really hate you at all — we’re just insanely jealous right now because the Japanese carrier just launched the Toshiba TG01. Sure NTT DoCoMo tried its best to minimize jealousy by renaming this screamer of a WinMo handset “T-01A”, but to no avail. If you don’t recall this beast for one reason or another, allow us to refresh your memory: 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4.1-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) touchscreen with on-screen trackpad, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, G-sensor, microSDHC support and DivX support. Enough said. Pricing is still a bit unclear but it doesn’t matter really — unlocked imports are likely going to be the closest we come to this puppy, at least for the foreseeable future.
Ok, we’re not exactly sure what happened here but someone definitely screwed the pooch when assembling a recent FCC application. We’re guessing someone at Toshiba fell asleep at the wheel when slapping its FCC application together but the bottom line is it looks like we now have preliminary details on another new handset from Toshiba. Despite the fact that the well-covered TG01 is pictured throughout the filing, the documents cover a handset dubbed TM5-E01 — a Windows Mobile clam shell with specs as follows:
- Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900), UMTS2100 connectivity
- QSD8250 CPU (Snapdragon), 256 MB of RAM, 512MB ROM
- Windows Mobile 6 Professional OS
- Primary display: 3-inch 800 × 480 WVGA touchscreen
- Secondary display: 0.8-inch 96 × 39 black & white OLED LCD
- Camera (unknown resolution)
- Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
- microSD memory card slot
- Dimensions: 117x 64×19.8mm, 183g
Hmmm. This thing could actually be kind of sexy… A Snapdragon-powered Windows Mobile flip phone. We’ll definitely keep an eye peeled to see how this unfolds.
[Via Unwired View]