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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.

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, 2014-07-16 (Update: 2014-07-17)