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Fujitsu ditches Android Honeycomb, picks Windows 8 for waterproof tablet

by Doug Drinkwater

October 2 2012

The 10-inch Fujitsu Arrows tablet now runs Windows 8 instead of Android 3.0
The 10-inch Fujitsu Arrows tablet now runs Windows 8 instead of Android 3.0

Japanese tablet vendor Fujitsu showcased its waterproof Arrows tablet at the CEATEC exhibition in Japan today, with the slate now running Windows 8 instead of Android 3.0 Honeycomb as it has done in the past.

Engadget saw the 10.1-inch tablet at the show, and reported that while full specifications were unavailable at the time, the model does come with dual-facing cameras, connections for microSD and micro USB and boasts a metallic finish.

The tablet, which was also on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this February, is expected to debut at some point in October or November, with the latter perhaps more likely given the first Windows 8 tablets are to arrive on October 26.

Price details were not discussed at the show, although the Q4 availability would certainly tie-in with Fujitsu's previously exposed roadmap.

A rugged, waterproof Windows 8 tablet would certainly be of interest to field workers operating in variable conditions, while the inclusion of Windows 8 may also suit those looking to hook into legacy Windows systems back at the office.

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