On Thursday, June 16, Panasonic announced it will be releasing the first enterprise-grade rugged Android tablet under its Toughbook line in the fourth quarter of 2011.
"The vast majority of tablet devices--regardless of the OS--are engineered for consumers and don't offer appropriate levels of security and durability or the functionality needed for business use," Rance Poehler, president, Panasonic Solutions Company said in a statement on Thursday. "Like all Toughbook products, our Toughbook tablet will be designed and constructed with the mission-critical mobile user in mind."
Currently, though, Panasonic isn't coming forward with the full details about the device, which is on display at InfoComm in Orlando Florida this week. Panasonic only says the 10.1" XGA multi-touch tablet will include embedded security features at the hardware level, optional embedded 3G/4G mobile broadband, GPS, and "full-shift battery life."