Rugged Motorola tablet in the works

Rugged Motorola tablet in the worksA “helpful tipster” has provided Engadget with a Motorola presentation revealing plans for a rugged business-oriented tablet, which the manufacturer says will be the “first physical embodiment defining Android for the Enterprise.”

On the Enterprise side of things, the specs include an MSP client and “High end Barcode Decoding" using the rear camera.

But Motorola doesn't just have Joe Suit in mind; it's also catering for lumberjacks. The tablet is designed to withstand a 4ft drop, can operate between 0 and 50°C, and will be able to laugh off dust and water (not literally).

Other specs include a 7in LCD screen, 8MP camera on the rear and 1.3MP on the front, USB ports, HDMI out, and a dual-core 1GHz processor. Somewhat curiously, the tablet will neglect Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) in favour of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

We’ll inevitably find out more about Motorola’s plans for the as-yet-untitled tablet in due course. It’s scheduled to enter beta testing in October.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 14, 2011 at 11:17

Now, a good tab idea for a change <3

AMoose  Apr. 14, 2011 at 13:50

AHhh Motorola! y u no GPRS


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