Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 slate coming in April 2011

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Fujitsu has announced the Stylistic Q550, a business-class slate PC designed for the high-security requirements of mobile enterprise computing, will arrive in early April 2011. The slate has security built from the ground up in order to it meet the most stringent ICT security requirements of governments and businesses.

As enterprises struggle to keep consumer smartphones and tablets off their corporate networks to avoid security breaches, Fujitsu is pushing the Windows 7 device into this niche market. Connectivity includes WLAN, Bluetooth, and optional mobile broadband 3G/UMTS. It is powered by the upcoming Intel Atom processor, codenamed Oak Trail.

The slate will reportedly feature a full work day battery runtime and a brilliant anti-glare 10.1-inch screen that allows for use both indoors and outdoors. The screen combines a multiple touch interface with precise and pressure-sensitive pen input. The device even automatically recognizes when users are working with a pen, allowing them to rest their hand on the screen when writing. Built-in handwriting recognition software converts input to text. When the pen is not in use, the slate PC automatically readjusts to a touch interface.

"Microsoft welcomes the release of the Stylistic Q550," Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the OEM Division at Microsoft, said in a statement. "Windows 7 is a great choice for commercial customers looking for a devices that enables the flexibility and mobility their businesses need to succeed. With Windows 7, you get enterprise manageability, security, as well as the ability to run the applications used within organizations."


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