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Panasonic has entered the tablet market a bit lately, but it is here with a loud thud. Panasonic’s Android-running tablet, ToughPad, is supposed to be the physically toughest Android tablet till date. The tablet is the company’s premium offering Panasonic claims that the tablet will “go where no tablets have gone before.” That is some tag line, and the specs of the tablet seem to strengthen the tag line.
The tablet is said to withstand drops, is water-proof, sand-proof, and extreme temperature-proof. The tablet is also said to be fit for just any profession you can take a tablet to, such as construction sites, steelworks, and other dangerous places. Other specs of the tablet are as follows:
Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Marvel 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
10.1-inch XGA LED (1024×768) display
16 GB storage
1 GB DDR2 RAM
Micro USB 2.0, microSDHC, and micro HDMI expansion ports
4G (LTE, WiMax), 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth connectivity
5 MP rear and 2 MP front cameras
Li-ion battery pack (33.9 Wh)
That is a very attractive list, but Ice Cream Sandwich would have been a very welcome upgrade. Maybe the tablet will get the update later. If you think the 10.1-inch display size is a bit too much for your profession, you might have to wait a bit as Panasonic is thinking of bringing in a 7-inch version of the tablet as well. So hold you thoughts till then.
And if you think the 10.1-inch is just perfect for your work, you may start saving some money as the ToughPad will make your wallet light by $1,299. Yes! That’s the price you have to pay to get the toughest Android tablet in the market. The company has released a few videos to demonstrate the capabilities of the tablet, I’ve embedded one below, and you watch the rest of them here.
What do you think of the new Panasonic ToughPad? Do you think its worth of money? Are you going to buy this tablet?