Business folks in Asia looking for a tablet PC to further streamline their operations can now do so with the new ET1 enterprise tablet that Motorola has made available to this part of the world. With a 7 inch display, the ET1 tablet device has been built every bit to perform its intended role even in harsh industrial environments. So it’s not only the customary Gorilla Glass that has been used to impart strength to the display along with a durable design, there have other software related tweaks included over the base Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS that is all aimed to make the ET1 a reliable performer in the business scene.
The ET1 also boasts of several hardware features built into it such as an optional barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, both of which will find ready application in its target area of operation. Motorola has also ensured a longer period of operation by allowing for swappable battery packs.
Coming to the tablet’s specifications, it’s impressive to say the least. The tablet comes with a 1024 X 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen, a camera each along the front and back with the one at the rear being of 8 megapixel resolution. Powering the tablet is a OMAP4 dual core 1 GHz x2 +DSP processor that works in conjugation with a 1 GB RAM. On-board storage space amounts to 4 GB, which can be enhanced further to 32 GB with the use of microSD cards.
Connectivity options with the ET1 include one each of an USB 2.0 OTG connector and USB 2.0 host connector along with an HDMI out port as well. The tablet also boasts of 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, while providing the juice will be a 4620 mAH rechargeable and user removable smart Li-Ion battery.
Motorola Solutions has also included a few business apps with the ET1 tablet to ensure it finds ready application. These include Assisted selling, Mobile point of sale (mPOS), Manager electronic dashboards, Planogram management, and compliance along with the Item locator app.
Among the software features that have been integrated with the Gingerbread to ensure operating the tablet is safe in its business operations include instant provisioning for employees as per their access rights, control and monitor the use of approved apps, along with the tried and tested password protected sharing feature.
“The ET1 will give enterprise users the familiar experience of a consumer tablet in a sleek package, with all the enterprise must-haves such as applications, durability, security, device management whether they are from retail, logistics, supply-chain, healthcare or other industry segments,” stated Phey Teck Moh, Corporate Vice President, Motorola Solutions Asia Pacific.
Another unique aspect with the ET1 is that its casing can be customized to match the company that uses it along with memory back-up battery that keeps a back-up of RAM data for up to 15 minutes.
Motorola is yet to declare price of the ET1 tablet, though unconfirmed sources point out it can be less than $100 when purchased in bulk. Also, the tablet will only be available to business users as of now and can be purchased from here.