Fujitsu Stylistic M350/CA2 shows how easy it is to fool the business market

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What exactly does it mean when something is “aimed at the business market”? Fujitsu’s new Japan-only Stylistic M350/CA2 7-inch tablet claims to be targeted towards the business/enterprise market, but I just fail to see exactly what that constitutes. The press release lists its ability to switch between various input methods (like numeric input and Japanese handwriting input) and its ability to work as a mobile sales terminal. In other words, it has a third party on-screen keyboard installed and it…has a 3.5mm headphone port with microphone input (the only thing you need for many mobile payment systems)?

With a 1Ghz CPU, 600 x 1024 display, Gingerbread, low six hour battery and a non-impressive 420 gram weight, this tablet is nothing short of a disgrace to the 2012 tablet market. It frightens me to see this classified as a business tablet because that caters to all those businesses that think you need something specialized for that kind of use. I’ve seen this before, businesses ending up with crappy overpriced electronics because they’re shopping based on those precious “business” and “enterprise” keywords.

We’ll likely never see this in the US and Europe, which is a huge relief. Fujitsu is a well known name, but products like this suggests it’s going the way of Acer, being seemingly incapable of making anything that’s up to date with the current market.


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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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