Panasonic’s Toughpad tablets for sturdy conditions

Panasonic, the Japanese manufacturers revealed there two latest robust tablets called Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 Android tablet and Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows tablet at CES 2013. Both the tablets are mainly designed to work in tough and harsh environment.

Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1 Android 4.0 tablet sports a 17.7-cm (7-inch) display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. The processing power for this device comes from 1.5 Ghz dual core processor. The device has 1 GB RAM and also has an on board storage of 16 GB, which is expandable through a microSD card. It is having a rear camera of 13 MP and a front facing camera of 1.3 MP. Wireless options consists of Wi-Fi, 3G, optional 4G LTE and Bluetooth. The device is supported with one micro-USB and comes with a battery life of 8 hours. Panasonic has priced Toughpad JT-B1 tablet at $1,299 and will be shortly available from February.

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 Windows 8 tablet features a waterproof 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It is powered by a an Intel Core i5 processor (1.9GHz to 2.9GHz) . Memory options include 4-8 GB RAM on board storage of 128 GB to 256 GB, with optional micro-SD. It has USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and HDMI ports. The connectivity and battery life of this device is same as JT-B1. The price tag for the Windows 8 Pro tablet is yet to be announced by the company. It is likely to be available from the end of February hopefully in India too at the same time.

Glance on the key features of Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1:
– Operating System: ICS Android 4.0
– CPU:1.5 GHz dual-core processor
– Display: 17.7-cm (7-inch) WSVGA
– Display resolution: 1024x600pixels
– Memory: 1 GB RAM,16 GB on board storage with a MicroSD support
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G, optional 4G LTE, micro-USB and Bluetooth
– Front Camera 1.3MP, back 13MP
– Battery: Large 5,720 mAh (user-replaceable)
– Battery life: 8 hours
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G, optional 4G LTE and Bluetooth
– Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 5′ drop, IP65, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
– Price of Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1: $1,299
– Expected to be released on February 2013

Glance on the key features of Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1:
– Operating System: Windows 8 Pro
– CPU: Intel Core i5 processor (1.9GHz to 2.9GHz)
– Display: 10.1-inch WSVGA
– Display resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels
– Memory: 4-8 GB RAM,128-256 GB on board storage with a MicroSD support
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi, 3G, optional 4G LTE and Bluetooth
– USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and HDMI ports
– Battery life: 8 hours
– Rugged: MIL-STD-810G, 4′ drop, IP65, 14° to 122°F (operational temp range)
– Price: yet to be announced
– To be released at the end of February 2013

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Get to know what is Microsoft Surface in Brief

The below article contains the information of the latest devices in the Tablet Market the Microsoft Surface RT and the Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet Computers.

On June 18th 2012 in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled its two new hardware devices named as SurfaceTM RT and SurfaceTM Pro running on the latest and beautiful metro tiles packed Windows 8 Operating System. The device has a dual identity, its a tablet as well as a computer.
SurfaceTM is a series name given to the Microsoft branded tablets. All the future MS tablets will be named under the Surface series. Microsoft designed and branded these tablets but the actual manufacturing is done by some other company.

As published earlier the Microsoft’s Windows 8 Os comes in three editions – Windows RT (or Windows Runtime) which is based on ARM architecture, Windows 8 Pro which is based on x86 Intel i5 chipset and Windows 8 Enterprise similar to Windows 8 Pro but with more reliability and targeted only for the serious business purpose.
Surface and Surface Pro tablets come with a Convertible Form Factor meaning the tablets can be used with or without physical Keyboard. The devices have an in built kick-stand for better viewing experience.
Between the two the Intel based Surface Pro is stronger as it is packed with some extra features like more memory, Full HD display, more battery power and more apps available in the market.

Both the devices have a 10.6inch HD display with multitouch support (5-point digitizer). Infact the Surface Pro has a full HD display with 1080pixels where as the RT version comes with the 720pixel HD display. RT edition is lighter (676grams) and thinner (9.33mm), the Pro edition is little heavier (903grams) and thicker (13.5mm). Both the tablets have two cameras (front and rear) and come with a configurable memory models. Surface Pro comes with 64GB/128GB internal memory and Surface RT comes with 32GB/64GB of memory. Memory can be expanded using the microSD card slot on both the devices. It is said that the tablets doesn’t support LTE (4G Network) but this is yet to be confirmed.
Currently there is no details regarding the price or the availability. But looking at their features (and internet sources) the Surface RT and Surface Pro tablet can be priced anywhere between $450 – $600 and $600 – $700 respectively and will be released in three months from now.

Specifications of Surface RT:
– Chipset: ARM based NVIDIA Tegra CPU
– Os: Windows 8 RT edition
– Memory: 32GB and 64GB model
– Display: 10.6” ClearType HD display with 720 pixels
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microSD, USB2.0, Micro HDMI port, 2×2 MIMO antennae
– Software: Office 15 apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
– Weight: 676grams
– Thin: 9.3mm
– Power: 31.5 Watt Hour
– Accessories: VaporMg Case & Stand

Specifications of Surface Pro:
– Chipset: Intel x86 i5 based Dual-Core processor
– Os: Windows 8 Pro edition
– Memory: 64GB and 128GB model
– Weight: 903g
– Thin: 13.5mm
– Display: 10.6” ClearType Full HD display with 1080 pixels
– Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), microSDXC, USB3.0, Micro Display port, 2×2 MIMO antennae
– Power: 42 Watt Hour
– Software: Office 15 apps, Touch Cover, Type Cover
– Accessories: VaporMg Case & Stand

Official Promotional Video

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BSNL Penta T-PAD IS703C low cost tablet to be launched soon for Rs 6749

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) one of the India’s oldest and largest communication service provider is all set to launch its new Pantel made Penta T-PAD IS703C Tablet PC starting from June 15 2012. IS703C is the latest low cost tablet in the BSNL T-PAD series costing around Rs 6749 at the tablet maker and Rs 6899 at online store

IS703C tablet will be running on the latest version Android 4.0 (Icecream sandwich) unlike the other BSNL tablets which are running on the older version Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This tablet has a high resolution 7” Capacitive Multi touch screen and it is powered by 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor with the support of DDR3 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory storage and also expandable upto 32GB using microSD card. Tablet also has a HDMI port which can be connected to the HDMI TV to watch the 1080p full-HD videos, and it is packed with a powerful lithium-polymer battery of capacity 4000mAh.

Features & Specifications of BSNL Penta T-PAD IS703C Android 4.0 Tablet:
– CPU: ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor
– O/S: Android 4.0 Icecream Sandwich
– Internal Storage: 8GB Nand Flash
– TF card/microSD card: expandable upto 32GB
– Display Size: 7 Inch, 16:9, 800*600 pixels
– Touch Screen: WVGA LCD High Quality Capcitive Multi Touch Screen
– G-Sensor: Rotator Screen, 3D Games
– Camera: 0.3MP with 640 X 480 Pixels resolution
– Video: 1080p
– Wifi 802.11b/g/n
– USB: Micro USB + USB
– 3.5mm Audio Jack
– No Bluetooth
– Pre installed Skype, QQ & MSN messenger apps
– Battery: Li-poly 4000mah
– Flash Support: Adode Flash 10.1
– Email: Send/receive email online
– Audio Format: Supports MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/OGG/AC3/WAV
– 1year Manufacturer warranty

Official unboxing video of BSNL Penta T-PAD IS703C Tablet:

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