It seems that every company under the sun is releasing a tablet device these days.
Over the past few months, we've been bombarded by (deep breath) the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Sony's dual-screen Android tablet, the Kogan Agora 7” Tablet PC, the Lenovo 23in tablet, the ViewSonic Viewpad 10s, the Acer Iconia Tab A500, the Asus Eee Slate EP121, the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, amongst others.
After all these me-too announcements, forgive us if we're feeling a little 'tabbed' out.
Fortunately, the latest edition to the fold from Panasonic is a tablet with a difference: a 10.1in Toughbook designed to withstand some seriously rough treatment.
The Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet runs on Android's latest Honeycomb operating system and will reportedly come with an inbuilt GPS, 4G connectivity and an impressive battery life. Specifications are currently a bit of a mystery, but you can expect it to come with many of the same features as the other leading Android tablets.
The durable casing and matte screen will be able to stand up to some brutal punishment. Panasonic hasn't released any hard details yet, but if it's anything like the rest of the company's Toughbook range, this thing should be hard to kill.
We've tested a few Panasonic Toughbooks in the past and have been very impressed. Check out our reviews of the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 and Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1 for an insight into how they handle.
Pricing and availability has yet to be announced for the Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet. We'll keep you informed with new details as we get them.
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