We knew from CES that Fujitsu was working on a 10-inch Windows 7 slate. In fact, we spent some time with a prototype that featured a 1280 x 800 screen complete with N-Trig technology, Atom processor (Fujitsu claims the unit will ship in Q2 with Oak Trail), speedy SSD, and a fingerprint swipe on the underside.
Now, the Fujitsu slate has popped up in a YouTube video along with Fujitsu Mobile Product Director Meinolf Althaus, who explains the concept behind developing a Windows 7 slate. Althaus does this by holding a hammer the wrong way, eating chocolate, and rubbing a scarf against his face (video spoiler alert: the scarf represents how the Fujitsu tablet will “be much more comfortable, much more cozy,” according to Althaus). Just watch the video and it will all make sense, honestly.
Fujitsu doesn’t have much to share about the actual tablet specifics in the video, other than it will be targeted at business users, support active pen input, and it will have a thin UI layer to make Windows 7 a bit more touch friendly.
Between the Asus EP121, HP Slate 500, and the upcoming Motion Computing and Lenovo Windows 7 slates, it looks like the market for mobile tablet PCs is about to get crowded. We are eager to see how Fujitsu plans to stand out in terms of device specifics, and not just with hammer-, chocolate- and scarf-inspired demonstrations.