CES 2012: Fujitsu’s waterproof Android Arrows tablet unveiled

News 14:41, 9 Jan 2012

Fujitsu shows CES what its waterproof 'Arrows' Honeycomb tablet can do

Fujitsu has showcased a new waterproof Android Honeycomb tablet at CES, oddly called the Arrows tablet.

It’s a 1GHz dual core device running a Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chipset along with 1GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel touchscreen. For storage there’s 16GB of onboard space which is expandable by a further 32GB on microSD.

Two cameras are included, a 5.1-megapixel primary and a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. According to reports from CES the tablet continued to work after being submerged in a bucket of water.

We’re not sure if this level of protection will extend to letting you use the thing in any significant depth of water, but the prospect of even possibly being able to take video and photo footage while having a swim is a pretty nice idea and could make the tablet a favourite amongst holiday-goers.

That being said, there appears to be no shortage of waterproofed devices at CES this year, seems to be the new thing. At the very least it’d be nice to know your tablet isn’t going to fizzle and die in our typical British weather.

According to Pocket-lint the interface hasn’t been tampered with much from the default Honeycomb UI. Potentially this could change, but if Fujitsu sticks it out and doesn’t add an overlay this would be a very positive point for the tablet.

There’s no word on a UK release but a Fujitsu spokesperson told Pocket-lint the company has ‘global ambitions’. Read into that what you will.

Image credit: Pocket-lint

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