Panasonic today announced its plans to deliver an enterprise-grade Android tablet to the market in the fourth quarter of this year.
The new Toughbook tablet has been designed with security, functionality and
real-world reliability in mind.
The new Toughbook tablet will be also consistent with the company's other
fully-rugged devices offering durability, and ingress protection.
From a functionality standpoint, the Toughbook tablet will not feature typical
glossy screens found on current tablet offerings that make reading difficult in
outdoor environments. It will include a high brightness, daylight viewable
screen so that mobile workers, in markets like field service, home healthcare
and public safety, can easily see critical data and operate the device
regardless of lighting conditions. The new tablet will also include an active
stylus, allowing mobile workers in sales, customer service and mobile
point-of-sale environments to capture signatures on the device's 10.1" XGA
Other features to be offered on the Toughbook tablet include satellite-based
GPS, full-shift battery life, professional-grade accessories and optional
embedded 3G/4G mobile broadband connectivity.
The Android tablet is planned for a fourth-quarter release.