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Casio enters the tough tablet game with rugged Android ICS 10-inchers

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Casio enters the tough tablet game with rugged Android ICS 10-inchers
Casio enters the tough tablet game with rugged Android ICS 10-inchers
Casio, which is mostly known for its compact cameras, as it was previously known for its digital watches and calculators, has decided to enter the tablet game in its turn.

The company adds a certain twist to the rules, though, as its Casio V-T500-GE and V-T500-E are more rugged than usual, with an IPR 54 rating, meaning they won't break if you drop them from about a three feet height, and won't stop functioning if they get splashed with water or operated in dusty environments. 

Casio enters the tough tablet game with rugged Android ICS 10-inchers
Casio enters the tough tablet game with rugged Android ICS 10-inchers
The tough brethren are encased in rubber, will be running Android Ice Cream Sandwich on their 10" displays, powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP4460 processor, with an NFC chip thrown in for a good measure. A large capacity battery will be providing the juice, and it will be user-swappable for extending the working hours. 

Pricing and availability for the two rugged Casio slates are so far the big unknowns, as well as the exact differences between the V-T500-GE and V-T500-E models.

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posted on 27 Jul 2012, 09:13 1

1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)


Could be cool, if they can keep it relatively thin while making it tough as nails.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:14 2

2. nofear (Posts: 149; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Android device will put Apple into dust. The whole world start to produce Android, but not iOS device, Why?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 13:22 1

8. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)


Seriously?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:17

10. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Maybe cause it is Apple alone that holds the giant iOS marketshare, while the reason why over 20 manufacturers use Android is it open source nature...? :/

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:22 2

3. pooked (Posts: 56; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


yes i agree, water proof is the sweetest. And maybe a more powerful processor i mean seriously dual core is so 2011, dont you guys agree?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:23

4. OSFantasma (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


glad to see a good player enter the game..

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:04 2

5. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


now I can take some fine pics of babes ass in the water :P

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 11:30

6. hung2900 (Posts: 779; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


It has TI OMAP 4460 so can it be updated to 4.1 easily?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 12:39 1

7. whothisperson (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 May 2012)


The back looks cool. It can also double as a portable table!

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 14:00

9. JC557 (Posts: 992; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


To be honest I'm surprised that it took this long considering Casio is known to put out these type of mil-spec products. Panasonic will probably wait for Windows 8 or RT to put out their own mil-spec tablet.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 12:00

11. Pulseman (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


now if only this thing was waterproof instead of splashproof, i wanna play my Sonic CD underwater

I'm not kidding, for some strange reason that seems awesome to me

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