April 23, 2015
  • Fusion Communications Corporation
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Rakuten Mobile to Begin Offering Tablet Devices

- Rakuten Mobile to offer the popular “MeMO Pad 7,” “LaVie Tab S,” and “YOGA Tablet 2” -

Tokyo, April 23, 2015 – Fusion Communications Corporation, the telecommunications company  of the Rakuten Group, today announced that from April 30, 2015, it will begin offering three types of tablets as part of its Rakuten Mobile device and data SIMs sets*1. This will be the first time for tablets to be offered by Rakuten Mobile.

The three tablets are the “MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL” from ASUS Japan Co., Ltd., the “LaVie Tab S TS708/T1W” from NEC Corporation, and the “YOGA Tablet 2-1051L” from Lenovo Japan Corporation.

The launch of the data SIM service on March 16, 2015, and the expansion of the lineup of devices to include tablets allows Rakuten mobile to meet the needs of customers that would like to be able to use their tablets wherever they go.

Rakuten Mobile will continue to work on expanding its range of mobile devices, in order to meet the diverse needs of its customers.

Features of the Tablets

MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL
A light and slim-bodied 7-inch Android™ tablet with a refined design. Weighing only approximately 279 grams and with a thickness of about 8.3mm, this tablet is highly portable and can be held in one hand. The battery can last for up to 11 hours of use, enabling long hours of video playback and internet use.

LaVie Tab S TS708/T1W
A high-performance Android™ tablet with an Intel® Atom processor and 2GB dual channel memory. The 8-inch IPS liquid crystal display features a wide viewing angle, with little variation in color, brightness, and contrast even when viewed from an angle. Weighing only approximately 310 grams and with a thickness of 7.9mm, the tablet is highly portable and was designed to be a great companion for travelers.

YOGA Tablet 2-1051L
A 10.1-inch Windows tablet equipped with “Windows 8.1 with Bing.” The angle of the screen can be adjusted, enabling a wide range of uses. The tablet comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013, which features Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.

Price of the Devices

Tablet name

MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL

LaVie Tab S TS708/T1W

YOGA Tablet 2 -1051L

Retail price (lump-sum payment)

33,800 yen

37,800 yen

59,800 yen

Retail price(installment payment) *2

1,521 yen×24 monthly installments

1,701 yen×24 monthly installments

2,691 yen×24 monthly installments

*The prices above are the price of the tablets only and do not include the price of data SIMs.

Benefits when purchasing a tablet and SIM set

MeMO Pad 7 ME572CL

1,000 Rakuten Super Points

LaVie Tab S TS708/T1W

1,000 Rakuten Super Points

YOGA Tablet 2-1051L

2,000 Rakuten Super Points

Specifications of each tablet

Tablet name

MeMO Pad 7

Tab S TS708/T1W

Tablet 2-1051L






Android™ 4.4.2

Android™ 4.4

Windows 8.1 with Bing 32bit


Intel® Atom™ Z3560

Intel® Atom™ Z3745

Intel® Atom™ Z3745


7-inch wide color touch screen IPS-LCD

8-inch wide LED IPS-LCD

10.1-inch IPS-LCD





Card slots

1 card slot for micro SD cards, micro SDHC cards and micro SDXC cards

1 card slot for micro SD cards, micro SDHC cards,  and micro SDXC cards

1 micro SD card slot


Rear camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels

Rear camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:1.6 megapixels

Rear camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:1.6 megapixels

Battery capacity




Size (H×W×D)

200x 114.4 x 8.3mm

209.8 x 123.8 x 7.9mm

183 x 255 x (3-7.2)mm


Approx. 279 g

Approx. 310 g

Approx. 639 g

SIM size

Micro SIM

Micro SIM

Micro SIM


Gentle Black

Pearl white


*1 The tablets are scheduled to ship on May 1, 2015.
*2 Prices are tax-inclusive. The tax-exclusive installment payment price is the same as the lump-sum price. There are no installment payment fees. Installment payments can only be made with a Rakuten Card. The price of each installment is calculated by subtracting the Rakuten Super Points payment sum and then dividing the total by 24. Fractional sums will be rounded up and the amount will be added to the first installment sum.

About Rakuten Mobile
Rakuten Mobile is an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service launched by Fusion on October 29, 2014 which utilizes NTT DOCOMO’s LTE network. Rakuten Mobile offers a wide variety of services, from low cost SIM-free device and calling SIM card sets to standalone low cost SIM cards and data SIM cards. Rakuten Mobile Website: https://mobile.rakuten.co.jp/

About Fusion Communications Corporation
Fusion Communications Corporation is a telecoms provider in Rakuten Group that provides fixed-line telecommunications (private lines), IP telephones, mobile services (Rakuten Mobile), and Internet-connected services under the concept of achieving “Everything over IP.” It is aiming to further develop and grow its business in order to create new possibilities in audio, data, content, and applications over its IP platform. For more information: https://www.fusioncom.co.jp/

*All prices are tax exclusive, except where indicated.
*Android, Google, and other trademarks are registered trademarks of Google Inc.
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*All information in press release is accurate as of the day of the announcement. Information such as specifications, and service and contact details may be subject to change without prior notice.

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