Getac, a little known European company, is set to release an Android tablet in a niche market soon. The market is the same one that Panasonic Toughbook and Dell have ventured into with their separate rugged notebook series.
The model number is Z710 and while, at first glance, this device clearly assumes the position of durability rather than beauty, it manages to get the job done under the hood as well. Here’s the quick specs on this bad boy:
Not bad for a competing device against the other 7″ sweeties like the Kindle Fire and Nexus in the market. The z710 also has an integrated PowerVR SGX540 graphics acceleration setup. The LumiBond tech mentioned above makes it available to wear gloves and still operate the device. That’s a fairly handy feature out in the field where gloves may be an issue but necessary for tasks at hand. In addition, sunlight glare has been minimised on the display by the use of Getac’s patented QuadraClear technology. For further info on this tough tablet and some words from Getac, the press release is below.
Preliminary customer testing of Getac’s new Android rugged tablet is pointing to dramatic changes in the field use of mobile devices thanks to the superior touch screen performance and integrated functionality that tablets offer over handhelds,” and also that “early feedback suggests the smaller, 7-inch screen will be the preferred option due to mobility, though Getac will also offer customers a 10-inch unit.”
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Getac is not European Company :-D
Getac Technology Corporation, founded in 1989, listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange, is one of the key subsidiaries of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group, the third largest computing group in Taiwan with US$25.3 billion dollars revenue in 2011. Getac Technology corporation’s main business encompasses two main categories; namely ruggedized computing solutions and plastic and metal component module business.