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. 

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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11 Comments

1. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

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

2. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

8. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Seriously?

10. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 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...? :/

3. pooked

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 27, 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?

4. OSFantasma

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

glad to see a good player enter the game..

5. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

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

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

7. whothisperson

Posts: 102; Member since: May 06, 2012

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

9. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

11. Pulseman

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 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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