Panasonic announces rugged ‘Toughpad’ Android tablets

Panasonic has announced a 10-inch and a 7-inch tablet that are said to be professional-grade Android-powered tablets that  are rugged and will be supported by an eco-system that includes an enterprise focused app store, peripherals, developer tools, deployment support and more.
The Toughpad A1 (10-inch model) will available first in Spring 2012 at $1299 and will offer optional 4G (LTE or WiMAX) mobile broadband as well as Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and satellite GPS.

Panasonic Toughpad A1 specifications:

  • Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)
  • Marvell 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 16GB
  • MicroSD optional up to 32GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10.1” XGA (4:3), capacitive multi-touch with anti-reflective and anti-glare treatment and built in ambient light sensor
  • IP65 certified
  • Temperature rating
  • Micro-USB, microSDHC, micro HDMI
  • 5MP rear, 2MP front
  • 4G (LTE or WiMAX), 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, Satellite GPS
  • Hardware-level security, FIPS 140-X and HIPPA compliant, cable lock slot
  • 10.5 x 8.3 x 0.67 inch

The 7-inch Toughpad B1 will be released later in 2012 which is a smaller version of the A1.