Panasonic Reveals Toughpad A1 And B1 Android Tablets: Pricey, But Rugged
The new Toughpad family is designed to meet many of the same durability standards as Panasonic's Toughbook PC product line. The devices have MIL-STD-810G ratings for drops as well as ingress protection ratings for resistance to dust and water. The Toughpad A1 is also rated for use in a wide range of temperatures. This elevated level of durability results in tablets that deliver reliability in almost any environment, assuring maximum mobile worker productivity.
Specs wise, you'll looking at optional 4G, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 3.2, a Marvell 1.2GHz processor, 16GB of storage and up to 32GB of RAM. If you were hoping for a deal, tough! The A1 will ship in the Spring of 2012 for $1299+, while the B1 will come later with a price that's TBD.