This is the first time that the “Panasonic Toughpad A1” has been showcased in Asia. Officials of the company say that Asia is a great market for such a tough device.
The Toughpad has already been showcased in the US and Panasonic said it will enter production this year.
The Toughpad A1 is Panasonic’s first Android-based rugged tablet. Earlier “toughpads” launched by Panasonic run on Windows operating system.
Panasonic described the Toughpad A1 as a device suitable for military purposes as it is dust-proof, shock-proof and water-proof.
It weighs around 0.97kgs and sports 10.1-inch LCD display that lets you view content on the device even in sunlight. Plus it is tough and can be dropped from a height of around 4 feet. To top it all off, it gives a decent battery life of around 9 hours.
Panasonic said that the Toughpad A1 will be launched in the US in August and in Asia in September.
Rugged tablets are mostly used in heavy-duty industries like defence, construction, utilities and also by workers of Asia’s massive palm oil plantations.