A Rugged Tablet PC From Motorola On Android OS On The Cards?

We have seen a lot of tablet PCs so far this year, some of them have been pretty amazing such as the Motorola Xoom, the Apple iPad 2 and the other big one on its way is the BlackBerry PlayBook. Whilst they all sport different operating systems and UIs they are all a bit similar in the way they look and their target audience.

That is why we were a little shocked to learn of a rugged tablet PC from Motorola on the Android OS may be on the cards. We learned of the device through Slashgear’s Shane McGlaun and he informs us that it certainly has some decent specifications but the main selling point is obviously the fact that it’s rugged and is aimed at people who require a tablet that can take a bit of a bashing.

The specifications that you can expect to see are a rear facing 8 megapixel camera, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and a 7-inch multi-touch screen capable of running at a resolution of 1024×600. As things stand, this device currently doesn’t have a name but what we can tell you is that it can withstand a 4-foot drop onto plywood!

A couple of other specs that we haven’t mentioned include the dual-core processor running at 1GHz, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and as mentioned on androidcommunity.com’s article it also has 8GB of NAND flash storage and 1GB or RAM. Couple all of that with the fact it will run on Android’s Gingerbread 2.3 platform and you have quite a tablet PC don’t you think? A little bit strange that it’s not running on the latest Android OS Honeycomb but perhaps Gingerbread uses less battery life or something?!

What sort of scope in the market do you think there is for a high spec rugged tablet PC? Let us know in the comments section below.