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Another Oak Trail-powered tablet on display at CES, Fujitsu’s upcoming Windows 7-based Stylistic Q550 tablet also features Intel’s Oak Trail processors. Fujitsu said the device is due in April, and is targeting enterprise customers with additional security features.
Reports have emerged since CES that notebook manufacturers are hesitant to adopt Intel’s Oak Trail processors, as only Fujitsu, Toshiba and Samsung have said they are preparing Oak Trail tablets, while HP for one scrapped its Oak Trail tablet plans.
Nevertheless, Intel has said it wants to get in the tablet market using Oak Trail, which the chipmaker unveiled last June at Computex.
Aside from the technical challenge of offering low-power processors for smaller form factor devices, Intel is presented with a series of other challenges to its ambitions in the mobile space. Most recently, last week the head of Intel’s Ultra Mobility Group, who was responsible for both tablet and smartphone processor platforms, resigned unexpectedly. In addition, Intel faces competition from partnering rivals ARM and Nvidia, in both mobile and server markets.