Smartphone Makers See New Market in Old People
February 27, 2013

Fujitsu devoted a good chunk of its booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to an Android phone called the Stylistic, aimed at what the Japanese phone maker politely calls "the mature consumer."

With its large type, big buttons and touch feedback, Fujitsu is essentially going after seniors. And the company is not alone.

Not far away, Kyocera was showing its own device, the Mi-Look. Available in Japan, the basic cellphone is designed for senior citizens living alone, and includes a number of monitoring features for family members.

Fujitsu to Bring Senior-Aimed Raku Raku Smartphones to US
December 28, 2012

Fujitsu is planning to bring its line of easy-to-use Android smartphones designed for the elderly to the US and Europe. Aimed at seniors and the infirm, the Raku Raku range has seen success in Japan, thanks to its simplified interface and various pre-installed applications designed to make communicating easier. Running on Android 4.0, the Raku Raku uses large and easily readable fonts throughout its user interface, and allows for only a small number of apps to appear on the home screen. Just like the company's first handsets in the Raku Raku line

Weak Windows 8 Demand Eroding PC Sales, Fujitsu President Says
December 27, 2012

Fujitsu Ltd., Japan's biggest provider of computer services, said the company will miss its annual shipment target for personal computers amid slow demand for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system.

Initial appetite for the software, introduced in October, is "weak," Fujitsu President Masami Yamamoto, 58, told reporters in Tokyo yesterday. Slumping demand in Europe amid the sovereign-debt crisis will also erode sales, he said. PC deliveries for the year ending March 31 may be more than 6 million units, compared with an October estimate of 7 million, he said.

Sony to Launch Thinner PS3 Ahead of Holiday Showdown with Nintendo
September 19, 2012

Sony on Wednesday announced a slimmed-down, sleeker version of its PlayStation 3 game console with expanded storage, as well as red and blue editions of its handheld PlayStation Vita, as it gears up for a holiday battle with Nintendo's new Wii U console. The new game console will feature a 500GB hard drive and is about 25 percent smaller than current PS 3 consoles. It will go on sale first in Europe for A!299 (US$390) from Sept. 28, then in Japan from Oct. 4, and in the U.S. for $299 from Oct. 30

Gale Joins Steren
September 4, 2012

Steren Electronics said last week that it has named Vannin Gale its new director of engineering and product management. Gale comes to the company from Belkin, and previously worked at XtremeMac and Eclipse by Fujitsu-Ten.

Fujitsu, NEC, Docomo Launch Smartphone Chipmaker
August 1, 2012

Fujitsu Ltd, NTT Docomo Inc and NEC Corp launched a new company on Wednesday to manufacture smartphone chips as Japanese firms attempt to cut their reliance on foreign-made mobile chips.

The venture pits the Japanese companies against Qualcomm Inc, the world's largest mobile chip manufacturer and leading supplier of core microchips used in fast-selling smartphones and tablets.

Fujitsu will own 52.8 percent of Access Network Technology Ltd, which it previously planned to set up on its own.

Fujitsu Debuts Lifebook T902 Convertible Laptop and Stylistic Q702 Hybrid Tablet
July 10, 2012

Fujitsu has today announced a pair of "Windows 8 ready" devices intended to wow the enterprise market. The Lifebook T902 is standard-looking convertible laptop (think HP Pavilion tx1000, not Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga) with a 13-inch 1600 x 900 Gorilla Glass-fronted display, a choice of Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processors, up to 16GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, and optional 4G / 3G modems. Fujitsu has packed in a few business-centric features such as a fingerprint sensor, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and Computrace support. The T902 has a modular

Acer Aspire S5, "World's Thinnest" Ultrabook, Launching in Late June
June 14, 2012

Introduced back in January at CES 2012, Acer announced today that its Aspire S5, the "world's thinnest" ultrabook, will finally be available in the U.S. starting the last week of June for $1,400.

Though it feels like tech companies claim they have the "world's thinnest" this or that every other week, the Aspire S5 is incredibly slim, measuring just 0.59 inch at its thickest point. The MacBook Air comes in at 0.68 inch thick and the Fujitsu Lifebook UH75H, which the company also claims is the world's thinnest ultrabook

Report: Fujitsu to Launch Handsets In Europe. U.S. Next?
February 20, 2012

Fujitsu once said that it didn't have any plans to launch mobile handsets outside of Asia, but that strategy appears to be changing rapidly. Today comes a report that the Japanese handset maker - which makes both Android and Windows Phone-based devices - is planning to start selling its devices in Europe, with a debut to take place next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The news comes after Fujitsu said that it also planned to sell devices in the U.S. market either this year or 2013. It's not clear