Casio, a well renowned brand known for cameras, digital watches and calculators is now making an effort to establish its presence in the tablet market. The company has announced the release of its two rugged Android tablets. The tablets are named Casio V-T500-GE and Casio V-T500-E. Both of these devices have already received good IPR ratings for its rugged characteristics. A notable feature of these tablets is that it is waterproof and dustproof. Company claims that both their tablets are not susceptible to damage and would survive even if they get dropped from a maximum of three feet height.
- 10 inch display
- Waterproof, Dustproof
- 1.5 GHz dual-core T1 OMAP4460 Processor
- NFC Technology
- Android 4.0 ICS Operating system
These tablets are best suited for users who travel on a regular basis. The built strength is ensured with a thicker coating made of rubber provided on the exterior of both tablets. Both Casio V-T500-GE and Casio V-T500-E features screen display size of 10 inches capable of providing a better multimedia experience. Information about screen resolution is still not available. The computing functionalities are powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core T1 OMAP4460 Processor. The processor also facilitates faster response. The presence of NFC technology provides more functionality compared to other devices in the same segment.
Company has announced that both Casio V-T500-GE and Casio V-T500-E tablets will run on Android 4.0 ICS. But analysts feel that majority of users would have preferred Jelly Bean OS that would have given improved performance and customization capabilities to the device compared to ICS. The reason behind the inclusion of Android ICS instead of Jelly Bean is still not clear. Casio will be using a powerful and larger battery for managing power of both of its tablets. Users can expect all standard features and specifications similar to that of other tablets in the 10-inch segment. The stylish exterior is expected to attract especially users from the younger generation.
There is no information as of now regarding pricing and availability of the tablets from Casio. Users can expect these devices to be released soon in to the market.