Fujitsu's new Stylistic M532 Android tablet is set to arrive at UK distributors this month, bringing with it new potential for resellers to position the business-ready ultra-portable tablet into corporate and public sector markets. Fujitsu's latest model has been given a hugely positive reception by reviewers and Fujitsu has already received advanced orders from its channel partners.
Packing cutting-edge quad-core processing power into a highly attractive 10.1", 8.6mm-thin form factor, the Stylistic M532 retains all the usability of Google's latest Android operating system – Ice Cream Sandwich – while offering blistering tablet performance. Complementing the mobile OS' rich multimedia experience with enterprise-level security and practical business applications, the Stylistic M532 is the perfect solution to BYOD programmes, offering businesses peace-of-mind while delivering a true leisure companion at home.
The Stylistic M532 ships with £100 worth of pre-installed business-grade applications, including a 12-month subscription to Norton Tablet Security and Microsoft Exchange-compatible Nitrodesk Touchdown HD client. Utilising embedded VMware, Citrix and Microsoft clients, the Stylistic M532 effortlessly integrates into live VDI environments, delivering legacy Windows support via virtual back-ends and full Thin Client-like usability.
Craig Parker, head of product marketing at Fujitsu's Technology Product Group, says the new tablet presents a great opportunity for Fujitsu's partners. "With the Stylistic M532, businesses and their employees can have their cake and eat it. BYOD stemmed from end user dissatisfaction with workplace computers. This tablet redefines the 'business device', providing all the security and business productivity features CIOs and IT departments demand to permit use within enterprise, without compromising on Android's inherent strengths. It's the perfect tablet for partners to position into their business and public sector customers as a truly viable business tool."
The Stylistic M532 also addresses integrity and manageability concerns, says Parker. "We know that many businesses continue to have reservations about allowing employees to connect into the corporate network. The Stylistic M532 can be fully locked-down and remotely configured via Fujitsu's Mobile Device Management (MDM) offering, Managed Mobile, greatly enhancing end-to-end device control. At the same time, it offers the flexibility and versatility that personal users crave in a tablet device – without compromising on security and practicality – so it really does offer the best of both worlds."
The Stylistic M532 – available in a single premium configuration – features 32GB flash storage (expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD), 1GB internal RAM and full wireless connectivity (WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G with GPS) for remote-location network access. The tough Gorilla Glass 1280 x 800 display produces crisp, clear images and ensures protection against knocks and bumps, while the integrated super-fast NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chip is said to deliver excellent graphics performance for applications and multimedia alike. Offering HD video playback battery runtime of over 8 hours, the Stylistic M532 provides tremendous convenience and true mobility – all in a compact design, weighing only 560g.