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.