Panasonic To Launch Rugged Mini-Tablet

IDG is reporting that Panasonic showed off its’ new mini-tablet this past week and plans to launch it this coming Wednesday. I can’t wait to see what this will look like and run it through a review:

The machine is based on Intel’s Centrino Atom
platform and prototype versions have a touch-sensitive 5.6-inch screen
under which is a compact QWERTY keyboard that’s been split in half with
a number pad filling up the center. The letter keys were divided to
make them all within reach of the user’s thumbs so its possible to hold
the machine and type.


Update: here is a picture courtesy of That keyboard looks like it would be quite challenging. Thanks for the link, jkkmobile!