NTT DOCOMO will release next month the first tablets compatible with its high-speed LTE service, Xi (read "Crossy"). The "docomo Tablet GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D" will go on sale in Japan in the beginning of October and the "docomo Tablet ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D" in the middle of October.
Both tablets feature 10.1-inch displays and are powered by dual core CPUs running on Android 3.2. The docomo Tablet GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01D is DOCOMO's LTE-optimized version of Samsung's GALAXY Tab 10.1, the latest large-screen tablet in the globally popular GALAXY series. The device has been customized for DOCOMO services such as sp-mode, docomo market and Area Mail. Its 8.6mm body weighs 565g and it comes with a 7,000 mAh battery.
The docomo Tablet ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D, the first Android-based tablet manufactured by Fujitsu Limited, also boasts a thin, body, measuring 11.3mm thick and weighing 597g. Its IPX5/IPX7 waterproof design enables users to enjoy video and one-seg mobile TV even while relaxing in the bathtub. Convenient "Hand Gesture Control" enables operations to be performed with simple hand gestures without touching the device.
In conjunction with the launch of these inaugural Xi-compatible tablets, DOCOMO will offer four new broadband applications, including the Hulu and Qik Video services, which are specially suited to Xi's mobile video/TV, communications and online gaming capabilities.