TazPad V2 is a secure Android tablet equipped with NFC and ZigBee technologies
INSIDE Secure and TazTag has apparently unveiled the world’s first NFC- and ZigBee-enabled secure mobile device, called TazPad V2. The manufacturer issued a press release stating the fully featured tablet is based on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and can be utilized for mobile banking, stock management, payment and ticketing, among other things.
The company claims that what sets the TazPad V2 apart from other slate PCs currently available is the fact that it comes equipped with an EMVCo-certified INSIDE Secure SecuRead Near Field Communication (NFC) module that supposedly stores fingerprint images collected by the integrated fingerprint sensor. This ensures that only authorised users can access the tablet.
According to a report from Laptop Magazine, the above mentioned module has been certified by various organizations including American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Moreover, the tablet features built-in ZigBee technology allowing you to control your home automation systems from the device.
Weighing 450g (0.99lbs) and measuring 10mm thick, the TazPad V2 is powered by a single-core ARM Cortex-A8 chip operating at a frequency of 1.2GHz and a Mali-400 graphics processing unit. In addition, it sports a 7-inch capacitive 5-point multi-touch display of 800-by-480 pixels native resolution, 512MB RAM and 24GB internal storage (up to 32GB via the microSD reader).
Users are further provided with dual cameras (2MP FF and 5MP RF with AF), one microUSB port, GPS receiver, 5500mAh battery, Wireless LAN, 3G and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity.
Unfortunately, there is still no word on pricing and availability.