Mobile Demand Introduces Rugged Tablet PC
The xTablet T8600 ruggedized Tablet PC is targeted toward specific industries and markets. According to Mobile Demand it is designed to be mobile and perform in the field. I guess everyone wants a piece of the UMPC uproar. These rugged Tablets are becoming more popular as well.
Here are some specs for the xTablet T8600:
- Intel Centrino 1.1GHz processor
- Up to 1.28GB DDR2 RAM
- Enhanced brightness LCD display
- Dual digitizer/touch screen standard
- Integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless networking flexibility
- Bluetooth enabled
- Added functionality with peripheral devices such as the bar-code reader and the magnetic stripe reader (MSR)
Mobile Demand is looking to bring some competition to the specialized Tablet market. Although they will have to compete with companies like Panasonic and Motion.
Panasonic’s Newest ToughBook, the CF-08 Unveiled
Panasonic recently unveiled the ToughBook CF-08 slate Tablet PC. Although it really isn’t a Tablet PC because it will have the WinCE 5.0 operating system. It won’t be coming to the U.S. either, well at least not for now. The CF-08 is being released on May 15th in Japan, but there is no word on pricing.
It will sport a 10.4-inch touch-panel display capable of withstanding falls from three feet. The CF-08 will have a 312MHz PXA270 processor and a battery life of four and a half hours (with screen on maximum brightness, much more if you lower the screen brightness). It even has 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 1.2 and fixed Ethernet providing access to data.
TabletKiosk’s i400 Tablet PC Dock Preview
Linda Epstein from TabletPC2.com recently had the chance to get a sneak peek at TabletKiosk’s new Sahara i400 Dock. From what she has stated we know the dock has four USB 2.0 ports, VGA out, Firewire, Ethernet and power settings. These docking solutions really come in handy with Tablets because they allow the user to connect a mouse, keyboard or whatever else they may need. TabletKiosk’s website shows the dock becoming available in May.