We’ve seen Fujitsu come and go with a couple of 10-inch and 11.6-inch Windows 7 slates and one 10-inch slider / tablet hybrid this year without much fanfare, although it obviously doesn’t help that these products are only available in Japan, one of them not even to general consumers. Then in early May, there was a rumor that Fujitsu would be launching a 7-inch Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet that would be due out in Q3. We haven’t heard about that rumor since but there’s a chance they’ve mistaken it for a 10-inch tablet, because over the weekend a rumor surfaced, according to a tipster at Juggly, that NTT Docomo over in Japan, would be launching a Fujitsu 10-inch tablet.
This is one of two tablets, rumored to hit NTT Docomo, and utilize their brand new 4G LTE “Xi” service (pronounced Crossie) this fall, or at the end of September, specifically. Rumor or not, there are two tablets coming in either event as NTT Docomo officially stated that two “Xi” tablets would be launching in Q3 according to Gapsis.
The other tablet is expected to be theso that’s not news outside of Japan. Back to the Fujitsu tablet. It’s expected to have a “F-01D” model number, is summed up as a “high spec, waterproof tablet” and will sport the following specs – Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a Micro SIM card slot. Unlike the 10.1, it’s not expected to have 1-seg TV tuner, a common feature on phones in Japan.