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VIA reveals Viega ruggedized Android tablet

VIA Viega rugged Android tablet with Cortex-A9 dual core processor and 1 GB RAM
VIA Viega Android tablet
This new slate is IP65-certified and offers very good battery life, but its specs are below average and comes loaded with Android 4.2.
Codrut Nistor,

VIA Technologies announced yesterday the 10.1-inch VIA Viega, a rugged Android slate aimed at professionals who need to operate it in harsh environments. According to the official press release, this tablet was built "to survive the rigors of the showroom floor, warehouse, construction site and other enterprise-level mobile computing environments."

VIA Viega comes with the following technical specs and features:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 with NEON technology and Mali-400 DP graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 16 GB flash memory and microSD support
  • Display: 10.1-inch LED backlit LCD with 1,280X800 pixels
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP back with autofocus (optional)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G (optional), GPS, micro SIM, 2Xmicro USB, micro HDMI out
  • Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean "with customization services available"
  • Weight/Dimensions: 1.5 pounds; 10.4X6.8X0.5 inches
  • Autonomy: up to 9 hours

The VIA Viega is IP65-certified for protection from water and features a tempered glass panel, as well as corner guards for protection from vibrations and shocks. The price of such a device is not mentioned by the press release, but it looks like samples are available for testing already.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2014-07-16 (Update: 2014-07-17)