Rugged 10-Inch Android Tablet Panasonic Toughbook A3 Announced

Panasonic announced the new rugged 10.inch Android tablet Panasonic Toughbook A3 today.

Panasonic also stressed that “Panasonic is fully committed to customers transitioning from Windows CE to Android. Whether enterprise, federal government, public sector, utilities or manufacturing, industries built upon the support of the mobile workforce likewise need support to modernize mobile devices” and even went as far as to call the Panasonic Toughbook A3 a part of their futureproof rugged mobile support system.

That’s a huge bet to make, considering how often technology changes, though it may ease the stress for some IT managers the next couple of years.

The main specs are Android 9.0 at this point, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB pf storage, and a 1920 x 1200 resolution display.

On the rugged tablet side of things, it’s equipped with special features such as a 94dBA loud speaker, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/r/k/v/w Wi-Fi band cover, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou/QZSS navigation sensors, 800 nits max brightness, and of course hot swappable batteries.

Panasonic’s latest rugged tablet is available from the likes of Baycom, TransCOR, Daly, Rugged Depot, CDS Office Tech, Turn Key Mobile, Mobile Concepts Technology, Bizco, and Mooring Tech.

The announcement comes just a day after Acer launched their first three rugged tablets themselves under the brand new Acer Enduro line.

An iPad it is not

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