Panasonic is developing two different tablets that are aimed at the Japanese market and based on the success may launch them abroad. The essence of these devices are they are rugged. This means they have the ability to survive water, shock, dust and being dropped over 120 cm.
There are two models of the BizPad set to be released in January and have a 7 and 10 inch edition. Both of them will be running the Google Android 3.2 OS and have a NFC reader, user replaceable battery, Bluetooth, USB, GPS and a microSD card slot for storage. The processor for both versions of the tablet is an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core.
There will be 16 GB of on board storage and 1 GB of RAM to get you going out of the box. The 7.1 model will have a resolution of 1024×600 5 MP camera and WIFI. This device is due to be released this December. The 10.1 inch tablet has a resolution of 1280×800 and a 1.3 MP camera and also runs WIFI. This device will be coming out in January 2012.
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