As proof of how difficult it’s becoming to get noticed in the crowded tablet and smartphone space, at CES Unveiled today, Fujitsu employees took to dunking the company’s phones and tablets in a bowl of water. The video above shows some of the watery action. Most companies refuse to use the word “water proof” any more, since nothing is water proof if you take it deep enough, but Fujitsu isn’t shying away from its attraction. We watched several phones stay in the water for almost 10 minutes straight during our short stint at the booth.
The tablet you see in the video doesn’t appear to have a name yet (at least not in this country), but it seems to be a decent Android tablet, running Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) on a 1GHz dual-core OMAP processor with 1GB of RAM (typical specs). The smartphone shown also lacks a name but at 6.7mm thick, Fujitsu claims it is the “world’s thinnest smartphone” and comes with a Gorilla Glass screen and a peel- and scratch- resistant coating.
CES Unveiled is the official kickoff to the Consumer Electronics Show here in Las Vegas. There is no word on a US release date for these devices, but for those of you who just have to text in the shower, help may be on the way.