6/25/2002 - Fujitsu PC Corporation (FPC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), unveiled an advanced prototype of its Tablet PC at TECHXNY/PC Expo in New York and announced it is on schedule to be one of the first companies to bring this evolutionary technology to the global marketplace.
Designed as a productivity tool to meet the needs of mobile and corporate workers, the Fujitsu Stylistic® ST4000 Tablet PC runs Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system and features superior processing power in the thinnest and lightest form factor to date. The unit weighs a mere three pounds, measures less than one inch thick and is equipped with the latest ultra low voltage Mobile Intel® Pentium® III processor - M. The result will satisfy stringent enterprise demands by offering maximum mobility with uncompromising performance, reliability and battery life.
"With this Tablet PC prototype we are offering a first look into what the future holds for mobile computing," said Sara Nelson, vice president of marketing for Fujitsu PC Corporation. "As we get closer to the launch of the Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC, there is growing excitement about the Tablet PC's enormous potential for mobile workers. Our design promises to offer substantial benefits throughout their workday."
The Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC is a full-function computer capable of running any Windows-based application. Its innovative form factor allows professionals to use their Tablet PC in places where traditional desktops and notebooks are not practical. Users can easily complete common business tasks such as check email, access electronic files, take handwritten notes, annotate documents, wirelessly share information, read electronic publications or quickly and accurately enter data virtually anywhere-greatly improving their efficiency and productivity.
Whether users are at their desk, on their feet or in a conference room, they will appreciate the Stylistic ST4000's versatile design. Mobile workers will have their choice of carrying the Fujitsu Tablet PC like a notepad or accompanied by a keyboard just like a notebook computer. It can also be transformed into a complete desktop computer using the Tablet Dock, an innovative docking system designed with ease-of-use in mind. The Tablet Dock will feature multiple ports for users to connect a keyboard, mouse and other peripherals, as well as a modular bay to accommodate an optical device, such as a DVD/CD-RW combination drive. A quick release mechanism, combined with the unit's tight integration with the operating system, allows for surprise removal of the unit from its dock, giving users the ability to take their Tablet PC with them at a moment's notice.
Fujitsu remains an active and influential participant in the Microsoft Tablet PC Initiative. Working closely with industry leaders such as Microsoft and Intel, Fujitsu is on schedule to ship the Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC in the fourth quarter of 2002.
"Fujitsu and Microsoft have worked together to blend the simplicity of pen and paper with the functionality of a personal computer," said Alexandra Loeb, vice president of the Tablet PC division at Microsoft. "The prototype of the Fujitsu Stylistic ST4000 is an intriguing design, which will help increase worker productivity by providing users a more natural form of computing. We are pleased to be working with Fujitsu to bring the Tablet PC to market later this year."
"Intel is excited Fujitsu chose the industry's most advanced mobile processor for Tablet PCs. The two companies are committed to delivering the best mobile experience by achieving uncompromised performance and longer battery life in a Tablet PC design," said Don MacDonald, director of mobile platform marketing at Intel. "Intel and Fujitsu have enjoyed a longstanding relationship integrating leading-edge technologies into new and innovative mobile form factors while delivering the stability and scalability that corporate users expect from Intel-based platforms. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship as we embark on a very exciting era of mobile computing."
Fujitsu will offer the Stylistic ST4000 Tablet PC in North America and other regions while Fujitsu-Siemens will market the tablet in Europe (EMEA).
About Fujitsu PC Corporation
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Fujitsu PC Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and the leading provider of ultra-mobile computing solutions. Fujitsu PC Corporation delivers high-performance mobile computing solutions for the North American market, including a wide range of LifeBook notebooks, Stylistic® pen tablet PCs and Pocket LOOX™ Pocket PCs. Fujitsu PC Corporation emphasizes leading-edge technology, exceptional product quality, user comfort and productivity, and outstanding customer service as primary competitive advantages. More information on Fujitsu PC Corporation's complete line of mobile computing solutions is available at www.fujitsupc.com or 1-877-FPC-DIRECT.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/
Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and LifeBook are registered trademarks and LOOX is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited. Stylistic is a registered trademark of Fujitsu PC Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, Pentium and Intel SpeedStep are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners. The statements provided herein are for informational purposes only and may be amended or altered by Fujitsu PC Corporation without notice or liability. Fujitsu PC Corporation disclaims liability for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this press release. Copyright 2002 Fujitsu PC Corporation. All rights reserved.
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