Fujitsu said on Friday that it is planning to release its Stylistic Q550 Windows Slate in April.
The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 sports a Intel Oak Trail Atom processor, touch and pen inputs, smartcard reader and 10 hours of battery life. The device weighs just 1.5 pounds and will be marketed at business and enterprise customers.
The Q550 will go on sale in Japan for 90,000 JPY ($1,100) in April for the basic touch version and 100,000 JPY ($1,222) for the touch/pen version. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley notes that Fujitsu has yet to confirm whether the Slate will be made available in the U.S. or Europe. However, the company said it has “pursued the global expansion of tablet PC portfolio with an emphasis on the North American market.”
Microsoft was quick to comment on the announcement. “Microsoft welcomes the release of the STYLISTIC Q550,” said Steven Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of the OEM Division, Microsoft Corporation. “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.”