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Casio announces the ruggedized V-T500E and V-T500-GE business tablets

The new slates will come with TI OMAP chips, 10-inch panels and NFC connectivity

The Japanese electronics manufacturer Casio is reportedly getting ready to launch two new tablet computers. According to a company press release, the V-T500E and V-T500-GE portable devices are aimed at business users on-the-go and offer “rugged, dependable performance and a full range of features to suit various work styles”.

Casio claims the V-T500E model can withstand a drop of up to one meter and is compliant with the IP54 standard for toughness, which means the tablet is resistant to water and dust ingress. Furthermore, the mobile device sports a 10.1-inch multitouch-enabled display and is powered by a Texas Instruments’ OMAP4460 system on a chip that houses two Cortex-A9 processing cores clocked at 1.5GHz.

Underneath the hood, the new V-T500E offers 16GB of flash storage (expandable via the built-in SD/microSD card reader slot), 1GB of RAM and the PowerVR SGX540 graphics controller. Other specs apparently include Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 radios, a GPS receiver, one mini-USB port, a mini-HDMI output and an integrated NFC module that can read/write RFID tags and is compliant with non-contact IC cards.

The V-T500E slate PC reportedly runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and features two built-in 5MP cameras (front and rear-facing).

Casio will also launch the V-T500-GE business tablet, which has the same specs as the V-T500E, but adds in the mix an HSPA support.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-07-31 (Update: 2012-07-31)