Casio Moves from Tough Android Watches to Tough Android Tablets

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  1. dgstorm

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    Casio is known for some of its rugged watches and rugged Android phones. Today's news shows that they are branching out. Casio is apparently creating a couple of rugged Android tablets as well. The models they will be offering are the Casio V-T500-GE and V-T500-E. Both are made to the ruggedness specification with a IPR 54 rating. This basically means that you can drop them from 3 feet, and will operate when splashed or in dusty environments. Here's what else we know about,
    • Encased in rubber
    • Running Android Ice Cream Sandwich
    • 10" displays
    • Dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP4460 processor
    • NFC chip
    • Large capacity battery (user-swappable)
    We still don't know any details on pricing or availability, but will keep our feelers out for more info.

    Source: PhoneArena
     
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    Those are nice! I wonder how much. That's something that would be a much better fit for my inspections out in the field than my ASUS.
     
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    I have to say that looks pretty bad ass. Just like something out of a FPS. Ruggedized usually means a lot more expensive. I would guess $1000-$1500 but it could be as much as $2000-$3000 depending on what the ruggedness means in military equivalent. Yes, the government will pay that much so the price wouldn't be crazy if that is their target market (no-pun intended).
     
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    Maybe I could get it added into the budget!
     

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