ASUS Water-proof, Dust-proof Honeycomb Tablet Heading to Japan

September 28, 2011
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    Japan will be hit by another Android storm this coming November in the form of the ASUS TOUGH ETBW11AA, a 7-inch waterproof and dust-proof Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet. ASUS plans to release the tablet on the Japanese mobile network KDDI.

    With its upcoming tablet, ASUS has developed a salient and very useful feature at the same time, that would make the brand a cut above the rest.

    What makes this product worthwhile and outstanding in contrast with other ‘usual’ Android tablets is its waterproof and dust-proof features–truly a rugged tablet–that make the mobile person more mobile than ever. Rain or shine, everyone can bring out their ASUS TOUGH and continue his/her business without worrying.

    Another very useful aspect of this tablet is its sturdiness, making the tablet worth every letter of its name. Even if you drop it in from 76-centimeter height, it won’t break in concrete–that’s a real breakthrough in its truest sense.

    As tough as it is on the outside, so is it tough on the inside. According to Impress Watch, the ASUS TOUGH ETBW11AA packs the following specs:

    • 1.0-GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
    • 7-inch touchscreen with 1280×800 pixel resolution
    • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
    • 16 GB of internal storage
    • 5-megapixel main camera
    • EVDO Rev.A and WiMax support
    • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
    • GPS sensors
    • miniUSB and microSD slots

    A 7,500-mAh battery pack has also been rumored, although not yet officially confirmed or announced. Its rumored weight comes in at a whopping 620 grams.

    All its protective packaging is a trade-off for the tablet’s bulky size; nonetheless, it makes you feel secure that the device is very durable indeed. There’s no update on the pricing of the ASUS TOUGH but it will surely hit Japan this November.

    Is durability a good trade-off for bulkiness? Or do you want your next ASUS device to be extremely lightweight but not as durable?

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