MobileDemand: Why the iPad May Not Be the Right Tablet for Your Work


With the iPad taking over businesses large and small–American Airlines is equipping its pilots with Apple’s tablets and Nordstrom department stores have replaced bulky cash registers in favor of iPads for point-of-sales terminals–it’s hard to imagine a world without consumer-grade tablets. However, if you’re running a business, especially a mobile business where employees are frequently […]

MobileDemand Talks Tablets: What’s Out There & Total Cost of Ownership

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Tablets are a big part of business, and while many businesses are looking first at the iPad and cheap Android tablets, there are many factors to consider when adding tablets to your mobile team’s array fo tools. For businesses that work in the field, a rugged tablet is often the best fit as it can handle drops, […]

MobileDemand xTablet T7200 Review

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The MobileDemand xTablet T7200 is a fully ruggedized Tablet PC built for professionals that don’t have the luxury of working in cozy office buildings. This tablet means business and packs a several features mobile users will appreciate. MobileDemand began selling Tablet PCs well before Apple and others popularized consumer tablets. The company builds industrial-strength tablets […]

MobileDemand Intros xTablet T7200 Tablet PC


MobileDemand’s at it again with a fully rugged Tablet PC. The xTablet T7200 meets MIL-SPEC standards for durability and is built to operate in harsh environments. The tablet runs Windows 7 Professional, which means it runs the same applications users are accustomed to on their desktops and notebooks. The company introduced its first 7″ Tablet PC, […]

MobileDemand xTablet T7000 Rugged Tablet PC is Gobi 3000 Certified

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When it comes to mission critical field work, rugged Tablet PCs capable of running Windows and connecting to mobile networks beat consumer tablets. MobileDemand announced that the rugged xTablet 7000 is Gobi 3000 certified, and capable of connecting to 3G networks globally. The Gobi 3000 equipped tablets include GPS and the ability to connect at speeds of 14.4 Mbps […]

The Right Productivity Tool for the Job

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People use tools all the time that aren’t really designed for the job.  A weekend painter uses a board across a couple of chairs as makeshift scaffolding. A do-it-yourself woodworker uses a hand sander instead of a power sander. In some cases, people just try to make do with what they have. In others, people […]

iPads Pushing Enterprise Tablet Adoption and Sales

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Many companies are catching tablet fever and have started looking for ways to increase productivity or simplify workflows with tablets. Some companies like SAP are doing this with consumer tablets like the iPad, but others are opting for more rugged solutions. The iPad’s success is benefiting enterprise-grade tablet makers such as TabletKiosk, MobileDemand, DAP Technologies and Xplore. The iPad is the most popular […]

When Only Windows Will Do: 5 Windows Slates You Can Buy Today

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When it comes to tablets, Android and Apple continue to dominate consumers’ attention. But sometimes only Windows will get the job done, especially for businesses. Windows 7 tablets may not have the vast collection of  touch optimized apps, but Windows 7 does deliver a great inking experience and support for many custom and legacy apps […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News (May 13th)


This was a busy week for smartphones and tablets with Google I/O 2011 and a collection of other announcements. In case you missed the news and reviews, we have rounded up the most popular items for you to digest quickly. We also have our top picks for notebook reviews and news to give you some afternoon reading. […]

Mobile Workstations: Right Tool for IndyCar Race Teams


I spent last weekend at Infineon Raceway with the de Ferran Dragon IndyCar team. The team is sponsored by HP and co-owned by the CEO of Seagate. As you can guess, tech is emphasized quite a bit around the team’s garage and in pit lane. IndyCar race cars have telemetry that transmit data back to […]

InkShow: MobileDemand xTablet T7000 Keeps Pace with Red Bull Racing

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As we reported last month, MobileDemand is an official sponsor of the Red Bull Racing Team. The NASCAR team runs two cars and is using MobileDemand xTablet T7000′s to work more efficiently and to improve communication. I visited the Red Bull Racing team at its shop in North Carolina and as it prepped for a […]

Red Bull NASCAR Team Using Rugged Tablet PCs (video)


Today MobileDemand officially announced its sponsorship of the Red Bull Racing Team.  I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina with the NASCAR team to learn more about how the team uses mobile technology as it preps for the Coca Cola 600. Yesterday I met up with the Red Bull team, MobileDemand CEO Matt Miller and’s Kevin Purcell […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the iPad


It had to happen sooner rather than later. My lovely wife Thomasin got a chance to check out the iPad briefly when we were with my Mom at the hospital. Now that things have settled down on that front, it was time for her to check it out for real and offer her first impressions. […]

MobileDemand xTablet T7000 in the Rain

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I decided to see what it’s like to use a MobileDemand xTablet T7000 in the rain and if it could in fact handle getting some water on it. I never have to work in the rain, but a lot of guys do have to brave storms to get their jobs done. The last thing they […]

InkShow: MobileDemand xTablet T7000 at the Shooting Range


MobileDemand is just starting to ship the xTablet T7000 out to its customers and they were kind enough to send one over for us to torture. The first place I decided to beat up the xTablet T7000 was at the shooting range. Just to get this out of the way, we did NOT shoot the […]

Line Busting With a Rugged Tablet PC

Our friends over at MobileDemand took a trip down to Orlando and shot a quick video of how one of their rugged tablets can help get people out of line and into a water park. The video shows employees using a MobileDemand xTablet T8700 with an attached card reader to check guests’ passes. It looks […]

GBM InkShow: MobileDemand xTablet T7000 Hands On

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MobileDemand will officially announce the xTablet T7000 tomorrow. The new rugged Tablet PC is much smaller and lighter than the company’s previous offerings, but it can still stand up to a lot of abuse. I got a pre-production unit in for review and shot a quick hands-on video of it today. MobileDemand sent us a […]

GBM InkShow: Touch on the Lenovo X200T Tablet PC

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I’m really enjoying using the two finger touch on the Lenovo X200T Tablet PC. That’s saying something since I just don’t see touch as being necessary in my usage of a Tablet PC. Frankly, I pull out a Tablet PC when I need to Ink some notes in rehearsal or a meeting or when I […]

Ruggedizing Your Own Device


We cover ruggedized mobile devices here at GBM whenever we get our hands on them. We’ve been known to toss MobileDemand devices around casinos, drop Otterbox cases in creeks, and even run over them in cars. But ruggedized devices are often too expensive for the consumer. So, if you think you might be bouncing your […]

Mobile Demand: New GBM Podcast and InkShow Sponsor!


We’re excited to announce that MobileDemand is the new sponsor of GBM’s InkShows and Podcasts. Matt Miller, President of MobileDemand, has graciously agreed to support our coverage of Tablet PCs and mobile technology. Needless to say, we are very thankful to have MobileDemand on board. MobileDemand manufactures rugged Tablet PCs that are designed to be […]