Panasonic Toughbook Android tablet reappears in London

Panasonic Toughbook Android tablet reappears in London
The Panasonic Toughbook is one of a special army of rugged notebooks, but now Panasonic has transposed its ruggedness to tablets with the confirmation of the Toughbook Android tablet. We’ve previously heard about the device back in June, but now the device has finally officially appeared at the Defense and Security International exhibition in London.

The spec sheet of the Panasonic Toughbook slate lists a 10.1-inch XVGA screen, which is bright enough for use in daytime, while at the same time cutting down on reflections. The tablet also comes with an active stylus, the perfect tool for more precise input than what your fingers can provide.

The first and most possible use for the slate includes the military and that’s why the device comes with satellite-based GPS, better battery than most other tablets out there and an optional 3G module. Even though we don’t have the exact price just yet, judging by the high price of Toughbook laptops, it will be more than your average tablet. 

source: Pocket-lint



1. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

The bezel is HUGE!!!

2. RuggedGuy unregistered

Another nail in Itronix's grave.

3. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Depending on the cost, this could be a really great option considering you wouldn't have to buy a case or anything extra for it like you do with any other tablet.

4. Toughbooks

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5. Toughbooks

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