Take A Swim With This Waterproof Tablet

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How many times have you had the urge to take your tablet device with you in the shower? Or maybe take it for a swim? I'd sure like to catch up on Breaking Bad while hanging out in the hut tub.

The reason I ask this is because the Fujitsu "Arrows" F-01D tablet has been spotted in the wild, and it looks like it likes to be submerged in water. The existence of said tablet was confirmed back in late August, and the speculation was to whether "waterproof" meant it could survive a splash or be used in the bath.

Now, thanks to ndevil.com, we see that it can take a pretty good soaking. This video shows the tablet loading up a web page while being pretty much immersed in water. As you'll see, the tablet sports micro-USB and micro-HDMI ports, that can be sealed up nicely with little waterproof covers:

And here are some specs, courtesy of Android Community -

Obviously from the name you’ll know that this tablet will be rocking 4G LTE. The specs include a 10.1″ 1280 x 800 HD display, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a 1.0 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor is on board, not the TI OMAP 4430 as original leaks suggested. We have 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with 32GB being optional.

As you might have heard during the video, this tablet is currently only available in Japan.

Here, in another video from the same demo, you see in the background (around the 1:30 mark) that the tablet can be submerged for a pretty long period of time. Unfortunately, you wont be able to take much else from it unless you speak German.

Considering that it is truly as water resistant as it looks, this could be pretty successful if and when it's launched overseas. What do you think? Can you see a use for this kind of device? Let us know in the comments.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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