DRS Technologies has been produced rugged, hardcore gear for some time,
and they aren't stopping now. The company just announced that their
ARMOR X10gx rugged tablet has been approved for connectivity
on the Sprint 3G network. This certification will enable ARMOR
that utilize the integrated WWAN
capabilities of the X10gx on Sprint
network, and honestly, it'll be a rarity when it comes out. It's
tough to find WWAN-enabled tablets right now (aside from just a handful
of newcomers), but a rugged one? That's pretty much unheard of.
The ARMOR X10gx met several technical requirements to achieve
certification on Sprint’s network. The fully rugged tablet was
several key functional areas, including: antenna performance,
selection, network impact, regulatory confirmation, and data
If you aren't familiar with the device, it weighs 4.7lbs. and sports
Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and an integrated Gobi 2000 WWAN module. It's
certified to MIL-STD-810G for
extremes in temperature, vibration, shock and drops, and carries
ingress protection (IP) rating of 67, which means it is fully
against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water
depths up to one meter.
There's also a 10.4" sunlight-visible display, a Core 2 Duo chip and a
64GB SSD; Windows 7 Ultimate / Business are the OS options. There's no
telling how much it'll cost when it comes to Sprint, but for those who
need it, we're sure the price premium will be worthwhile.