Panasonic Toughbook 10 inch Android tablet unveiled

Adam Smith

June 16, 2011

Panasonic has unveiled a new type of 10 inch Android tablet in its Toughbook range.

The high-end enterprise slate will be targeted at those such as “mission critical government personnel” who need tough, durable and secure solutions for their tablet work.

Rance Poehler, President, Panasonic Solutions Company, said: “Enterprise customers are very interested in the tablet market, but have been frustrated by the lack of appropriate solutions.”

“The vast majority of tablet devices – regardless of the OS – are engineered for consumers and don’t offer appropriate levels of security and durability or the functionality needed for business use. Like all Toughbook products, our Toughbook tablet will be designed and constructed with the mission-critical mobile user in mind.”

The Toughbook tablet will have a 10.1 inch XGA multi-touch display with a high brightness level, and a non-glossy screen which is good for outside daylight viewing.

It will also boast a rugged build, satellite-based GPS, optional 3G/4G mobile and a long lasting battery life to complete a full shift. Security measures will be embedded into the device at a hardware level.

The launch of the Toughbook is expected to go ahead in the fourth quarter of this year, with no pricing yet announced, but it won’t be cheap.


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