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Fujitsu Planning Asus Transformer Prime Rival In Q4 2012

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by Desire Athow
, 16 Feb 2012News

Fujitsu has unveiled part of its end user computing portfolio to a Romanian website, and the roadmap reveals the Japanese conglomerate's growing ambitions in that market.

May 2012 will see the launch of two ultrabooks which, according to the slide published here, will come in black, red and silver. June 2012 will see a "mainstream slimbook for channel" and a "mainstream Android-based tablet".

No details about whether the Slimbook will be based on AMD or ARM (intel ultra-portables would have carried the Ultrabook moniker).

The third and fourth quarter of the year will see the launch of a "stylish, ultrathin display", a number of "all in one" products (touch PCs, thin clients and zero clients), Windows 8, a range of accessories including what looks like a six-disk network attached storage (NAS) and a detachable performance slate.

The latter appears to have a similar design to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, but the use of the word "slate" leads us to believe that it will be a Wintel solution aimed at the business/corporate market.

Fujitsu already demoed Android tablets at CES under the "Arrows" brand, and one can expect the company to have some devices ready at the Mobile World Congress event at the end of this month in Barcelona.

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