Tablet News: Toshiba R400 Tablet PC to Offer HSPDA?, Paqworks Introduces AdsTec ToughTool Rugged Tablet PC, Digital Cube Competing in the UMPC Arena

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Toshiba R400 Tablet PC to Offer HSPDA?

Our friends over at Engadget received a tip from the Core Duo News crew that the Toshiba Portege R400 was spotted on the FCC’s website again, but this time they are in the process of getting certified for an HSPDA modem. This would be good news for users because now you’ll have more choices than just Verizon.

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Paqworks Introduces AdsTec ToughTool Rugged Tablet PC

New from Paqworks is the AdsTec Rugged Tablet PC. This Tablet is designed and manufactured in-house in Germany and is definitely built for the outdoors. The Tablet’s made from glass fiber, reinforced plastic and aluminum, which reinforces its stability and reduces the weight. It even has a rubber coating, so the Tablet can withstand strong shocks.

Features of the AdsTec Rugged Tablet PC:

  • 13.3” WXGA TFT display (1280×800)
  • RFID reader is optional
  • USB 2.0, FireWire and Ethernet 10/100.
  • SD card slot
  • 2 x SIM card readers
  • Bluetooth 2.0, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g, GPRS/UMTS modem.
  • GPS SIRF III receiver
  • Optional integrated 2 Megapixel camera
  • A 5-wire resistive touch screen with high-stable chemically hardened glass screen comes standard or instead of the resistive touch screen, a digitizer with electronic pen is available.

The AdsTec Rugged Tablet is built to withstand harsh environments and is being targeted toward the manufacturing and mining industries. No word on how much they will cost or if they will make their way to the U.S.

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Digital Cube Competing in the UMPC Arena

Digital Cube, a company known for their DAPs and PMPs, is trying to make some waves in the UMPC market. They debuted what is being called "the world’s smallest UMPC" at CeBit. Not much is know at this time, except it will will run the AMD Geode processor, but we are hoping to get some more detailed specs, real photos and pricing soon.

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