DRS Technologies Gets ARMOR Tablet Certified For Sprint - HotHardware
DRS Technologies Gets ARMOR Tablet Certified For Sprint

DRS Technologies Gets ARMOR Tablet Certified For Sprint

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 customers that utilize the integrated WWAN capabilities of the X10gx on Sprint’s 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 tested in several key functional areas, including: antenna performance, network selection, network impact, regulatory confirmation, and data connection management. 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 an ingress protection (IP) rating of 67, which means it is fully protected against dust and can withstand the effects of immersion in water to 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.
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So now the military and construction workers can play angry birds too??? Just kidding, this would be awesome for a professional in the field to look at plans and maps.

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Nice, speeds are alright seeing from the video.

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Certainly a nice tablet and it has its place though that certainly won't be education or the everyday user.

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The only way this tablet could become more rugged is if it grew a beard.

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This is also a great place for Sprint to hit the market. Not only is it a very capable seeming tablet with the features and being rugged, but Sprint who also owns Nextel has a open path to many companies who could use this. I have been issued Nextel phones and used them on several different occasions when doing feild work for different companies.

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