Panasonic is expanding its range of Toughbook products with the ultra rugged Toughbook tablet. If the iPad is the Stephen Hawking of the tablet world, the Panasonic Toughbook tablet is the Chuck Norris.
The Panasonic Toughbook tablet is currently being shown off at InfoComm in sunny Florida. Sadly we’re having to make do with a PDF press release, but it makes for enjoyable reading.
Panasonic reckons the tablet will appeal to “mission critical government personnel” and “highly mobile field forces”. So Jack Bauer types, essentially?
Here comes Rance Poehler, president of Panasonic Solutions Company, with some marketing blurb: “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 feature a 10.1in “daylight readable” screen, a stylus, GPS, “full-shift” battery life, and optional 3G connectivity. No word on the Android version just yet.
Release date and prices to follow. At some point.