Panasonic Solutions Company has announced its plans to deliver an enterprise-grade Android tablet to the market in the fourth quarter of this year. The new Toughbook tablet will address a current gap by delivering a product designed with security, functionality and real-world reliability in mind.
From a functionality standpoint, the Toughbook tablet will avoid the typical glossy screens—found on current tablet offerings—that are all but unreadable in outdoor environments. The Toughbook tablet 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 multi-touch display. From a security perspective, the new Toughbook tablet is being designed with security embedded at the hardware level. 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.
At this point no word on pricing or availability or even the version of Android it will run.