Need More than Angry Birds From Your Tablet?

Gartner predicts over 55 million tablet computers will be sold this year and new options, other than Apple’s dominant iPad, are emerging. While Apple once controlled over 95% of the tablet market, competitors are innovating rapidly and announcing viable alternatives seemingly every week. In fact, Apple’s market share in the tablet category has slipped to 77% within a few short months. Certainly the iPad remains the leading tablet, but when it comes to mobile business users in the field there’s a new player in this space that’s worth a look.

spotlight-pandroidPanasonic has recently entered the market with the durable Toughbook tablet, which is an extension of their popular laptop series bearing the same name. Durability is the key differentiator and with the Toughbook’s added ruggedness, Panasonic intends to impress the same professionals and governments that have embraced their Toughbook laptops. Think field workers. Think government. Think Vonigo customers.

According to the press release, “The Toughbook tablet will include a high brightness, daylight viewable screen so that mobile workers, in markets like field service, home healthcare and public safety, can easily see critical data and operate the device regardless of lighting conditions. The new tablet will also include an active stylus, allowing mobile workers in sales, customer service and mobile point-of-sale environments to capture signatures on the device’s 10.1-inch XGA multi-touch display.”

The durability of the Toughbook tablet goes beyond just its shatterproof exterior and offers built-in hardware level security that other tablets have not addressed. This tablet is being marketed as a device that goes beyond reading books or playing games. Undoubtedly, the Toughbook is geared to users seeking a tablet that can take a beating in the field and still perform.

With the Toughbook running Android, it’s a great option for Vonigo users in the field and it should hit stores around Christmas.

Take one for a spin and let us know what you think!


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