Archive for the ‘Fujitsu’ Category
Monday, January 23rd, 2012
There’s yet another transparent display phone concept out there, one imagined by Shaocheng Huang & Yuyin Huang and defined as simply a portable PC. I’ve seen such devices before and usually the transparency stuff serves for taking great pictures, using augmented reality or an improved GPS feature. Now let’s see what the Fujitsu Brick offers us this time…
This concept uses the transparent screen for magnifying purposes, text translation, video and photo capture plus… a projector feature. The Fujitsu device is an ultraslim one, it’s very sleek and supports instant translation from one language to another. The magnifier works perfectly and considering I don’t see any buttons here, I guess it’s all touchscreen and gestures. I don’t quite get how you can use this handset as a projector… maybe by amplifying a light source it will project a certain image or video on a surface.
If you add a decent CPU, camera and storage to this unit, it could become useful especially for students and business men, if you take into account its features. There’s one thing that I always wonder when seeing a transparent phone: does it really use a sheet of see through glass, or it just has the camera on all the time and shows what it captures behind the phone? I’ve seen both versions at work…
[via Yanko Design]
Monday, January 16th, 2012
Prashant Chandra proposes to us a concept for a Fujitsu laptop, that integrates a handset, a camera and a tablet. This Lifebook device is basically a laptop, that uses a camera that can detach itself from the basic gadget, as can do the slate and the handset. The slate is actually the virtual keyboard that can be integrated via pins (16 pin connector).
The Fujitsu laptop concept doesn’t have its own keypad, so it relies on the tablet for this purpose. The tablet, once inserted into the laptop it displays a QWERTY keyboard and can probably be used as a secondary display and maybe as a larger touchpad or maybe even a gaming control area. Hardware sharing is not an idea that has been applied with success so far and among the advances we find a single point charging for all devices and lack of wires, as everything syncs easily with each other.
The tablet can also enter sketch mode, so it can be used to draw stuff and become a useful tool for designers. The camera on this Lifebook device looks particularly cool and the entire laptop also seems to have a variety of ports, it supports WiFi, Bluetooth and most likely has an Intel Core iX CPU inside, if I were to guess. The display diagonal should be around 13 to 16 inches.
[via Yanko Design]
Monday, October 3rd, 2011
HTC Tube phone/tablet concept out there and ASUS already has the PadFone “phone in a tablet” product ready for launch. Thus, this Fujitsu The Part unit isn’t a premiere, but still it’s a pretty original concept, created by Eunha Seo, Junse Kim & Yonggu Do.
Before we get started, let me remind you that there’s the
What we’re dealing with here is a tablet as the main device and a detachable smartphone, that works like an extension. It’s quite strange to see the Xperia interface on Fujitsu gizmos, but I’ll let that slide for once… At least they borrowed the good things, like the TimeScape interface and the icon dock at the bottom, but hopefully without the lag that’s usually present in such Android customization.
I hope only one thing: that the two devices can be used separately as single entities and not depend on one another. Their degree of interaction is certainly vital for the originality of the product, but still, it would be ideal to also have them working on their own. As you can see, there’s no trace of camera here or any other specs, so it’s safe to assume this is a mere design concept and that’s it.
[via Yanko Design]
Friday, August 26th, 2011
How about a transparent tablet concept to light up your day? I’m talking here about the Fujitsu Iris, a pretty interesting design that was created by Liu-Wei, Yao Kai-Chi, Hong Ruei-Hong and Cheng Ya-Fang. This device uses a transparent OLED display and supports wireless charging technology.
Fujitsu Iris uses its transparency to scan documents, do instant translation and even magnify items. It’s a got a camera, a scan sensor, augmented reality, compatibility with pen input and much, much more. In order to scan a piece of paper, you just slide around a special bar and that’s it, problem solved. Two persons can use the device at the same time with the segmentation feature, using the bar as means of separation.
This tablet works perfectly for designers too, since it comes with a reality amplification application and electronic compass that make a design into a real surrounding environment. Interior design never was that easy and I bet that if this device were real, it would cost in the range of $1500 or even more. However, the novelty it brings is truly priceless…
[via Yanko Design]
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Kim Min Seok created a very interesting Fujitsu laptop dubbed “The Real Notebook”. The idea behind this device is to use just like you would do with a real life notebook made of paper… It involves bendable AMOLED screens and the design of the gadget actually reminds me of the Sony S1 tablet a bit.
You also get a preview display, a page turning motion and folder action. Folding pages is the gesture you’ll be using to get around menus on this device. Its rounded central area, the one that looks like the upper part of the Sony S1 is done that way in order to get a better grip. With an affordable price and flexible AMOLED displays supplied by Samsung, this wonderful notebook could replace magazines and paper notebooks any time now.
Do you see yourself going to classes with a device like this or do you prefer an iPad?
[via Yanko Design]
Friday, June 17th, 2011
Fujitsu Anderson is an innovative laptop concept, created by Ma Yiwei and Tao Ying and it’s also the receiver of the Judge’s Special Award in a Designboom competition. This challenge was organized together with Fujitsu and DA (design association Japan), for the “FUJITSU design award: a life with future computing”
The Anderson is a portable computing device with a square shape and increased portability. Also, this Fujitsu concept has two operating modes: static and in-motion and also it’s got a 2 way hinge, changing the way you use it in landscape and portrait mode. When moving around it’s best that you use this netbook by holding it as an open book, just like in the image above.
This unit measures 17mm in thickness and its interface seems to be optimized, at least when it comes to audio playback. If I were to make an assumption, this laptop would make a great Chromebook…
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Fujitsu Smart Pad is a new tablet concept, with a slim design and a wide display. You can carry it around with ease, since it’s so thin and light that it will fit any laptop bag or backpack. The exterior shell is made from plastic that mixes very well with the glass screen.
The design reminds me of an older PSP tablet concept and that cylindrical thingie it has on the side makes me think of a rollable display. I’m guessing that this tablet is at least 9.7 inches in screen diagonal and I’m sure there’s a camera at the back. 16GB of memory and WiFi are also pretty much certainty on this slate concept.
The battery life is something to wonder about, since this unit is so thin. This design was created by Pierre Stadelmann from France.
[via Design Buzz]
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Well, this device is perfect for people who want to expand the functionality of a tiny device that they carry around all the time. We’re dealing with the Fujitsu Lifebook X2 concept here, created by Park Hyun Jin. Well, this console-like unit (when closed) will open up to be a palmtop and thanks to many hinges, it will even open up to be a laptop.
Too bad that there will be a seam in the middle of the screen, which is always a problem, especially in the case of the Kyocera Echo handset, if you’re familiar with that one. The concept is still pretty nice and original and I’d imagine Sony doing that to a Vaio, maybe without that bending point in the middle of the screen?
If you use the Lifebook X2 in palmtop mode, then at least you get an ultra widescreen, great for web browsing and video watching. What’s interesting is that the palmtop has a virtual keyboard, used in laptop mode, too, but there’s too much space left for the touchpad in the bigger device mode. Just my 2 cents…
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Alan Donnelly for the Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 Competition. The device sports a rounded-rectangular format and its most impressive feature is the set of 3D sensors it includes, that allow the user to navigate in menus and photo galleries by waving hands.
After so many handset concepts, a tablet was bound to be seen, so here’s the Fujitsu Lifebook slate, created by
Zooming in and out is enabled by stretching the air, through the same 3D sensors. The Fujitsu Lifebook tablet concept is bundled with a foldable leather case, that can also be used as a stand. There’s also a virtual keyboard to use, one that’s projected in front of the device with the aid of lasers.
Also, placing an USB drive on top of the slate will transfer data via wireless immediately, while placing the Lifebook on a printer will allow it to perform the print job. The screen is also 3D, a function enabled by head tracking (horizontal or vertical). Do you see this product becoming real till 2013?
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
CEATEC 2010 has just ended the other day and with it we lose any chance of spotting decent phone prototypes… for a while. Looking back we uncover not only Fujitsu’s dual touchscreen phone, but also a bunch of prototype tablets made by the same company. Here they are:
These are basically mockups, since they’re pieces of plastic with Windows 7 interface screenshots pasted on top of them. At least we learn what format to expect and also we’ve found out that the slates will run Windows 7 or Windows 7 Embedded, thanks an Intel Atom CPU. Next stop… CES 2011!
[via Tablet News]