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: AndroidTablets.net via PhoneArena
     
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    If these are anything like the laptops they made a few years back, they should be pretty good... my sisters fell off the roof of her car at 45 MPH and still functioned.
     
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    That looks sweet! :biggrin: If I got one of those I'd put a metallic Batman logo on the back; that's what it reminds me of. It seems it would be easier to keep a hold of with the soft-rubber coating and grooves, I put a silicon cover over my ASUS Transformer because it's so thin it's difficult to get a good grip on it and I feel like I'm going to drop it. The cover helps give me a more secure grip on it.
     
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    If I spent an insane amount for a casio watch this is something right up my alley, toughbook meet tough pad. gorilla glass a must.
     
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    Nice to see they stepped up the specs. Going off the title I expected a repeat of the Gzone commander...a tough and rugged but under powered device.There is still some potential for that to be true but a dual core cpu looks promising imo. Then again..thinking about it, the dual core might be a bit under powered for some environments where this would come in handy. A construction manager trying to render a 3D model comes to mind.
     
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    What's with the Texas Instruments dual-core chip.
     
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