Motion CL900 to Offer Data Connectivity in Rugged Tablet

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Motion revealed its CL900, a small form factor, rugged tablet PC at CES today, touting the device’s ability to combine mobility and ruggedness with the utilization of data while mobile.

“Motion’s new CL900 will enable users to take advantage of connected applications, while also supporting uninterrupted productivity in remote or disconnected areas,” said Motion CEO David Altounian.

Motion CL900The connectivity of the CL900 comes in the form of an optional integrated Gobi 3000 mobile broadband with GPS, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a wireless SIM port.

The rugged tablet will also have a special exterior that protects the device from dust, moisture, and other elements and it offers the protection of the MIL-STD-810G specification, which is a four-foot drop test. The CL900 will also come equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass—providing scratch resistance—and DuPont Vertak on a 10.1-inch display for improved visibility in various lighting conditions. Weighing in at 2.1 pounds, the CL900 will be able to last for up to eight hours on a single charge.

Motion was ambiguous in its press release regarding the size of the display, which will offer both touch and stylus input.

Running Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS, the CL900 will be powered by the upcoming Intel Atom “Oak Trail” processor and will be equipped with a 30 GB or 62 GB solid state drive and up to 2 GB of RAM. Other features will include front- and rear-facing cameras, USB and SD card ports, and docking station compatibility.

Due out in the second quarter of 2011, Motion stated that the CL900’s entry price will be below the $1,000 price point.

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