Just to prove to you all that all tablet news isnt about the Apple iPad, here is another vendor ready to take a shot at the iPad crown, the AIS Outdoor Rugged Tablet PC.
The specifications on this:
- Military spec
- A 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 Processor
- A 10.4” XGA high resolution LED Transflective LCD
- A Low-Reflectance Resistive Touchscreen
- 2.6 lbs
- Up to 6 hours Operating Time (with 2nd Battery)
- 802.11 b/g/n WLAN; Bluetooth V2.0 +EDR, 3G
- Hot-Swappable 2nd Battery Option
- Windows XP Professional Embedded / Windows XP Embedded
- Accessories include Add-on 2nd Battery; Cradle/Dock; Credit Card/MSR (magnetic swipe reader); Barcode Reader; Rubber Grips; 3G Module; Stand
There is no pricing information on this yet.
It is nice to see something other than the iPad coming out. While the AIS may not be ideal, its only a first generation device. Vendors are still trying to “get all the kinks” out before they try to compete with Apple. I am sure this is only the first of many tablets to come over the next few months.