Does your business need a little extra “enterprise” help? If so, Motorola has exactly what you need/want. Packing a dual-core 1.0-GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor, 7-inch (1024×600 resolution) display, and an insanely massive 4,260-mAh battery, the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet is being aimed at the business world.
The Android tablet’s specifications and features listed below will surely give you a reason to compare this “super-tablet” to some of the best, such as the iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM.
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread enhanced with “Enterprise functionality”
7.0-inch capacitive touchscreen (1024×600 resolution) with Corning Gorilla Glass
4 GB microSD card preinstalled (expandable to 32 GB)
8-megapixel primary camera capable of 720p video capture, bar code scanning, and document capture
secondary camera for video calls
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
4,260 mAh Li-on battery (removable)
dust- and water-resistant (IP54 rating)
physical dimensions: 130.5 mm x 224 mm x 25 mm
weight: 630 g
According to Motorola, the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet is a “sleek yet sturdy” Android device intended for “nonstop business,” particularly with the following features and benefits:
Enterprise-ready applications — The tablet comes preinstalled with a lot of apps useful for business and enterprise use, such as apps for shopping or product comparisons, merchandising planograms, manager electronic dashboards, mobile POS, and many others.
Multi-user login — The ET1 Enterprise Tablet features multi-user login that allows the device to be shared to several users while maintaining personalized experience for each user according to her/his roles or tasks. The device can also track approved apps and usage, and can also be used to delegate tasks.
Security — Motorola assures “rock-solid security” on the ET1 Enterprise Tablet in order to keep confidential data private and secure on the device itself and on removable media used by the device.
Expandability — In addition to apps and inbuilt ports, the tablet can also interface with other modules and accessories that widen the tablet’s functions. For instance, it can be used with scanner modules for retrieving product prices and details, and with docking cradles and other accessories.
Developer-friendly framework — Based on HTML5, the ET1 Enterprise Tablet’s application development framework makes it easy for developers to create and deploy applications that will work not just on the tablet but also on other Motorola devices and non-Motorola devices regardless of operating system.
Remote management — Motorola has also made remote management easy on the tablet. Deployed tablets can be easily accessed and managed using Motorola’s Mobility Services Platform, which can also easily wipe or shut down lost or stolen ET1 Enterprise Tablets.
Motorola has not revealed official pricing for this enterprise tablet, but Sheldon Safir of Motorola Solutions has been quoted as mentioning that bulk purchases of the tablet can bring down per-unit cost to less than US$1,000–which implies that non-bulk pricing is actually more than that. The Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet is due for market release this fourth quarter.